Gold fish losing color
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Tropical Fish Diseases » Gold fish losing color

Gold fish losing color

This is a discussion on Gold fish losing color within the Tropical Fish Diseases forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; --> I am asking for my neighbor who has a group of gold fish. They suddenly started losing their color and a couple are almost ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Brilliant Rummy Nose Tetra
Brilliant Rummy Nose Tetra
Guppy
Guppy
Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
Gold fish losing color
Old 01-13-2012, 03:02 PM   #1
 
mrbprint's Avatar
 
Gold fish losing color

I am asking for my neighbor who has a group of gold fish. They suddenly started losing their color and a couple are almost white. Any reasons that would cause this? I remember awhile back overhearing someone ask a LFS about it and they had no clue as to what was happening.
mrbprint is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2012, 03:11 PM   #2
 
Romad's Avatar
 
The first things that come to mind are stress or malnutrition. Can you ask what they're feeding them/how often etc.??

And can you get them to list their water parameters? Ammonia, Nitrite, nitrate, ph?

Our resident goldfish expert is Lupin. Try sending him a pm and see if he can come up with something for you.
Romad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2012, 04:32 PM   #3
 
thekoimaiden's Avatar
 
Also, where are they housed? A group of goldfish need a pretty large tank or a pond.
thekoimaiden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2012, 01:22 AM   #4
 
Lupin's Avatar
 
If these fish actually do not have any health issues, this is simply a natural occurrence called cell suicide or apoptosis if I recall right. What color were they originally? Black is the most unstable color. It will eventually fade away turning to orange, yellow, red or white.
Lupin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gold fish losing color mirdad97 Freshwater and Tropical Fish 3 03-26-2011 09:36 AM
Fish losing color jeffwee559 Saltwater Fish Diseases 8 01-28-2009 05:29 PM
Help! My Betta fish is losing color!!! kevinoh33 Tropical Fish Diseases 1 01-09-2008 05:04 PM
My betta fish is losing its color!!! kevinoh33 Tropical Fish Diseases 2 01-09-2008 05:03 PM
Gold Fish Loosing Color... FishFan Cyprinids and Atherinids 3 06-24-2007 09:07 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:35 AM.