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Lupin 11-04-2009 04:13 AM

Color Changing Velvet
My former black oranda, Velvet. She was rich black before but she gradually turned yellow. By mid or late November, she may become completely yellow. Her ventral fins used to be completely black but after a few days, they turned yellow. I need to get some more new shots where her ventral fins are yellow.

Romad 11-04-2009 06:23 AM

You have the best looking fish. Her name fits perfectly - looks just like velvet.

What causes the color change like that? Maturity?

Lupin 11-04-2009 06:33 AM

Nah, it's the change in diet that prompted her black color to fade aside from the fact the lack of sunlight could not retain the melanophores (melanin cells) any longer.

Thanks by the way!:mrgreen:

doggyhog 11-07-2009 01:03 PM

Oooh she's gorgeous!!!! i LOVE black Moores! how big is she?

Lupin 11-07-2009 08:26 PM

She's an oranda, Doggyhog. Currently 4.5 ".

doggyhog 11-09-2009 10:58 AM

Oops. Sorry about that. :P Shows how much I know about Goldies! LOL

She's VERY beautiful!

Calmwaters 11-11-2009 02:36 PM

She is very pretty! But how do you know she is a she?

Lupin 11-11-2009 05:30 PM

She's just one of the few that had managed to spawn before although the eggs were eaten quickly.:roll:

Calmwaters 11-12-2009 08:43 AM

Oh ok. : )

Lupin 01-13-2010 01:48 AM

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