My blue bolt became a green bolt - The Planted Tank Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-16-2012, 05:18 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Guru
 
dr.tran's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Queens, NY
Posts: 2,172
My blue bolt became a green bolt

I have no idea why but my blue bolt became a green hulk. The other ones are still blue. Just this guy. Or at least I think its a green hulk but its definitively turning green.



What gives?

I'm not a doctor in real life but I play one on this forum

My 29 gal tank

blackworms culture methods

Last edited by dr.tran; 04-17-2012 at 04:18 PM.
dr.tran is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-16-2012, 05:19 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
FreedPenguin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 705
Any variations in diet?

OK copper, you got me!

RAOK Club #15
FreedPenguin is offline  
post #3 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-16-2012, 05:21 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Guru
 
dr.tran's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Queens, NY
Posts: 2,172
hikari crab cuisine. But if it was diet, then the other blue bolts would be green too. Just this guy.

???

I'm not a doctor in real life but I play one on this forum

My 29 gal tank

blackworms culture methods
dr.tran is offline  
post #4 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-16-2012, 05:23 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
FreedPenguin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 705
Ok I am stumped! but I have no experience in BB or Hulks.
Maybe some just are born one color and change hues as they grow older?
Like Blue rilis?

OK copper, you got me!

RAOK Club #15
FreedPenguin is offline  
post #5 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-16-2012, 05:25 AM
The Security Dude
 
sbarbee54's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: The Badlands
Posts: 4,323
I thought a green hulk was like a wine red but green with white bars or bar

55 Planted Rummys,2 GBR,8 Corys,4 Discus PFR Culls
Many shrimp tanks
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...half-done.html
Finnex Pimp #8
sbarbee54 is offline  
post #6 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-16-2012, 05:25 AM
These pants? are fancy.
 
mordalphus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 7,997
Green hulk is clear, so it's not a green hulk. It probably recently molted?
mordalphus is offline  
post #7 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-16-2012, 05:29 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Guru
 
dr.tran's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Queens, NY
Posts: 2,172
Ok I have a green bolt?

I haven't noticed it shedding but I guess in a few days I'll know for sure

I'm not a doctor in real life but I play one on this forum

My 29 gal tank

blackworms culture methods
dr.tran is offline  
post #8 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-16-2012, 03:41 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
Soothing Shrimp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Illinois
Posts: 6,607
There's so many different var of crs, I hesitate to say it's a new color...but I've never seen a reference to this. VERY interesting.

EDIT: If green hulks are transparent, are the green splotches transparent on yours?

RAOK Club and BBRR Club! My thinking has been invert-ed!
Soothing Shrimp is offline  
post #9 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-17-2012, 05:16 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Guru
 
dr.tran's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Queens, NY
Posts: 2,172
Nah I was wrong. Its not a green hulk. More like a green bolt. Its not transparent. The others are still blue. Its pretty weird. But pretty cool.

Also one of my little black king kongs is starting to have a green tint to it. Kinda like a green hulk. Maybe it is an environmental thing.

I'm not a doctor in real life but I play one on this forum

My 29 gal tank

blackworms culture methods
dr.tran is offline  
post #10 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-17-2012, 05:22 AM
Wannabe Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Tacoma Washington
Posts: 1,578
I want a green shrimp. That's awesome.
jeremyTR is offline  
post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-17-2012, 05:28 AM
Algae Grower
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 60
Interesting. Do you have any photos next to your other blue bolts so we can see how different this one is?
FrenchFry is offline  
post #12 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-17-2012, 05:33 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Guru
 
dr.tran's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Queens, NY
Posts: 2,172
Yeah I will take a photo. I'll get them tomorrow. Its late in NY and I have to get up early.

I'm not a doctor in real life but I play one on this forum

My 29 gal tank

blackworms culture methods
dr.tran is offline  
post #13 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-17-2012, 09:30 AM
Algae Grower
 
ANBU's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 112
Green lantern shrimp!
ANBU is offline  
post #14 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-17-2012, 12:27 PM
Planted Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Phillyish, PA
Posts: 219
Quote:
Originally Posted by dr.tran View Post
Also one of my little black king kongs is starting to have a green tint to it. Kinda like a green hulk. Maybe it is an environmental thing.
That's what happens when you live next to a gamma ray factory.
ElBoltonero is offline  
post #15 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-17-2012, 03:27 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
Soothing Shrimp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Illinois
Posts: 6,607
I suppose environmental would be easy enough to figure out by placing one in a separate tank and seeing if the color remains stable.

RAOK Club and BBRR Club! My thinking has been invert-ed!
Soothing Shrimp is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome