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Old 01-06-2017, 08:22 PM   #1
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Default JFS ups n downs of my red

Been 2 years since i got this red, it was already very well groomed when i got it so i just continued to tan a few hours daily + fattened it up. This pic was taken after roughly half a year with me :


At the start of 2016 i decided to test how fast and badly colour would fade if no lights were used, meaning 0 tank lights, 0 sunlight. tank was all round black oyama so it was very dark without any light. wasnt too bad for first couple of months but then it went gradually and steadily downhill. To the point where colouration wasnt even orange, just yellow. And then i put it into white fgt to comm and it was pale yellow when first introduced. pic below shows how it looked like after no light for 1 year 4 months. (sorry for the blur pic, but u can gauge how pale the colour was) :



After being in the fgt for one month+, where there's 1-2 hours of indirect sunlight daily, with no other form of lights except room ceiling light for a few hours at night (1st pic during the day, 2nd pic at night with ceiling light) :




Obviously current colour can't be compared to when tanning was done, but since i don't really like tanning i'm satisfied. would have been better if i had more sunlight exposure but nothing i can do bout that now.
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Old 01-06-2017, 10:27 PM   #2
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bro, the red is more than well groomed.

It's a sumo

I like its mass.
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Old 02-06-2017, 12:44 AM   #3
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I never liked tanning my reds too.
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Old 02-06-2017, 11:27 AM   #4
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shows the importance of light to fish coloration.
however, i believe fish age, tankmates, water quality and other factors also contributes to fish coloration.
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bro, the red is more than well groomed.

It's a sumo

I like its mass.
thanks bro. all my aros end up being sumo no matter how thin they were when i got them. i feed them 3-4 times a week only but they end up stealing my rays' sinking pellets so i can't do anything about it

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I never liked tanning my reds too.
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shows the importance of light to fish coloration.
however, i believe fish age, tankmates, water quality and other factors also contributes to fish coloration.
light, genes, fish age is what i believe in. but above all... some light is definately needed. no need to tan with artificial lights, but definately can't keep a red without any light exposure in a dark tank and expect colour to get better with age.
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