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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 12:08 AM Thread Starter
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lemon tetra color

so I bought a bunch of lemon tetras a couple of months ago. Their finage is great, but there bodies are really drab. I just saw a bunch at the lfs with a really nice yellow colored body (honestly had no idea about how they were supposed to look!). Any particular foods that may enhance their color? Also I am ordering new bulbs which will probably help. Otherwise the fish are thriving. Just wish they were good to look at.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 05:13 PM
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If they are young, you may just have to wait for them to mature before they color up. I breed a batch of them 4 months ago. They are just getting over 1". The finnage looks great, but like yours, they haven't yellowed up yet.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 05:50 PM
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Age and live food.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 12:01 AM Thread Starter
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hopefully they will color up then. I feel like I have seen a lot of batches go through the lfs in the area. I was just shocked the other day when I saw the newest batch actually had a nice lemon colored body. Honestly didn't even realize that was what they were supposed to look like!
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