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mirdad97 03-26-2011 05:58 AM

Gold fish losing color
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Guys, one of my goldfishes head is fading from a red/orange color to a white color, what should i do.:shock: look at the photos i uploaded...

Lupin 03-26-2011 09:17 AM

Perfectly normal for them to lose color. The process is called apoptosis or cell suicide wherein the previous color cells are replaced by new ones due to genetics, foods, environmental conditions or a combination of all mentioned. Black is the most unstable color.

mirdad97 03-26-2011 09:22 AM

will it regain the same color, how long will it take if it does

Lupin 03-26-2011 09:36 AM

Not really. Once the orange fades, the effect is permanent. White is far too stable. It's rare to revert it to its usual. You could try feeding your fish foods high in beta carotene which might help regain the remaining orange color it has left.

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