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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-13-2004, 01:19 PM
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I cant speak for the fish but darker substrates tend to accent fish and plant colors a little better then very light colored sub's... but that is all up to personal taste.
I have done both and now prefer a more natural "dark" substrate.

With most fish, not all , I have found that water quality determines the fishes health which effects the fishes coloration, not its surroundings and also how "we" see them is dependant on lighting and the surroundings.
Lights are the biggest quirk with fish color I think.
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