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Fish color not so good

Hi all! I got a very pretty yellow and white Mollie and some spotted cories on Friday. They looked so vibrant in the tanks at the store! In my tank the white on the Mollie looks gray and the yellow is not vibrant at all and the cories just look blah. What kind of lights can I get to help with this issue?
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Daylight compact florescent lights do pretty well.

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Thanks neon! Guess I should have said that I have a standard hood with a t8 bulb...probably gonna have to change fixtures huh? I was thinking about getting this fixture...would that help? http://www.amazon.com/Aqueon-Coralif...=2OD0ZF6Q22FA5
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Give them time to adjust to your tank conditions as well. Most likely, your water temp,Ph, nutrient levels are different than where they came from.

Wait, feed them good food, and they will colour up again.

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Give them time to adjust to your tank conditions as well. Most likely, your water temp,Ph, nutrient levels are different than where they came from.

Wait, feed them good food, and they will colour up again.

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A lot of fish become a bland verrsion of themselves when stressed. As beef said, time, clean water, and good food and they will bounce back quickly

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Thanks chief and HD! I'll have patience....
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What bulb is in your fixture? Perhaps the color isn't nice, daylight at 6500-8000K usually makes colors look nice. Old bulbs shift color as well. Ask the store what lighting they use, they would love to sell you that bulb!


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Lol Kathy....I was thinking about asking them! My bulb is a t8 8000k full spectrum daylight.
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