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Registered: 18-May-2009
My female Krib has lost her purple belly. It was very purple yesterday and today she's almost translucent. As I'm typing she is showing a little more purple but no where near normal. She's just acting all lethargic to and didn't eat today.

Water Test:

PH 6.4
Ammonia 0
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 20-40 kind of high

Could it be the nitrates are to high and causing her stress? All the other fish are doing fine.
Post InfoPosted 09-Jan-2011 15:46Profile PM Edit Report 
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Well now she's back to normal and I didn't change anything. Very strange but none the less I'm happy now lol
Post InfoPosted 09-Jan-2011 16:24Profile PM Edit Delete Report 
Small Fry with Ketchup
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female australia us-maryland
IME my female is only really bright when she's in mommy mode. I've even had my male lose a lot of his color if they don't have eggs or fry.

I've noticed they tend to have more color when together, but if they've had a fight and are hanging out in opposite ends of the tank their colors are a lot more subdued.
Not sure if they really have fights, but just what I've noticed .

Glad she seems back to normal. Maybe an extra wc if you feel your nitrAtes are a bit high?


Post InfoPosted 10-Jan-2011 01:33Profile Homepage AIM MSN PM Edit Delete Report 
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male australia au-queensland
i agree. my friend had he same problem and it went away. good luck

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