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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-30-2006, 08:41 AM Thread Starter
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Whats going on??

In the morning when the lights are on the fish are totaly fine and colorful. But when I get home or later when I look at the tank when the lights are out the fish are all pale. So I turn on the light and they are pale and I was not imagining things.
I tested the water and its at 0 Nitrites and 0 Ammonia.
There is areation going and I turned it up at night.
I use a 2026 Eheim Pro II media is 2 filter pad , Ehfimech and Ehfisubstrat.
I use no CO2 [yet], its planted and not overstocked.
As for chlorine remover I use Stress Coat.

What could be causing my fish to become pale when the lights go out?
What could I try to fix thei [my pearl gourami and kuhlis look like ghosts]
could I try a different media type in the canister to fix it maybe?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-30-2006, 09:55 AM
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fish lose their color at night. thats all this is. I found this out one day when i turned on my light one night and was freaked and found out it was nothing lol.your fish are fine.

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Nothing to worry about if they colour-up again within approx 1/2 hour of the lights coming on
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-02-2007, 03:19 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks. It just scared me when I turned my light on and the kuhlies were almost totally white with no black. And the pearl gourami's were also Very pale. The krib acually darken's a little
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