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yellow lab turning black, looks sick Please help!!!!!!!!
Posted by: helen ()
Date: December 27, 2004 07:58PM

Hello,

recently I've noticed my male electric yellow is turning black around his eyes and on his body, (it looks like stripes that aren't suppossed to be there). He is acting strange and looks sick. My female is fine, no problems.

Can anyone help?



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Re: yellow lab turning black, looks sick Please help!!!!!!!!
Posted by: Barb Okla ()
Date: December 27, 2004 10:36PM

Could be breeding colors. You said acts strange, how so? is he like shimmering in place by the female, chasing her, hiding or darting around the tank? Are his fins folded together or faned out? How is your pH,Ammonia and Temp?

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Re: yellow lab turning black, looks sick Please help!!!!!!!!
Posted by: Skilz ()
Date: December 28, 2004 03:48PM

when I had like 4 yellow labs I noticed that some of em had a little black around face and belly area, but my dominate male had the most. I think ita natural.

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Re: yellow lab turning black, looks sick Please help!!!!!!!!
Posted by: mrbigphil ()
Date: December 29, 2004 01:33AM

Two of my labs turned black too. I checked my water properties and raised my PH at 8 instead of 8 and everything seems back to normal but I am not an expert. What do you think?

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Re: yellow lab turning black, looks sick Please help!!!!!!!!
Posted by: fishwonder ()
Date: December 29, 2004 11:10AM

it is a high possability that he is just getting darker due to either:
He might just b getting darker due to age and maturity. OR, If he is the dominant mae of the tank then his colors will b more vibrant OR, He may be trying to look good for the female u have in their with him. i wud ask around on other ideas.

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