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Algae eaters

Discussion in 'Freshwater General Discussion' started by bouncer36, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. bouncer36

    bouncer36 Thread Starter Member

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    My Chinese algae eaters was a light grey when I got them. There are 2 of them. Here what they look like now
     
  2. bouncer36

    bouncer36 Thread Starter Member

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    Here is one
    For some reason it won't let me put the pic
     
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    bouncer36 Thread Starter Member

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  5. buzz4520

    buzz4520 Well-Known Member

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    Fish in the stores won't have their true colors, due to being very stressed by the overcrowding in the tank and lack of cover/hiding places. They should/ will begin to show their true colors once they are in a normal tank and become comfortable with their surroundings.
    It looks like to me that you've got a couple of the marbeled C.A.E's. Here's some info that may be helpful about on you c.a.e's.
    http://aqualandpetsplus.com/Oddball, Chinese Algae Eater.htm
     
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  6. mancave1

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    Iam not sure but they look cool !!!!!!!
     
  7. bouncer36

    bouncer36 Thread Starter Member

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    The one with less black on it almost all white now
     
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    buzz4520 Well-Known Member

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    It could be changing from it's juvie color to it's adult color also.
     
  9. HBIC

    HBIC Need help??? That's what we're here for :)

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    I wondered this same thing
     
  10. buzz4520

    buzz4520 Well-Known Member

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    As long as the water parameters are good (0,0,<20) and the fish isn't being/getting stressed, then I would think that they are going thur natural color change.
     
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