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so ive noticed 2 out of my 4 keep turning almost this solid black with no red on them... i feed them chicken, gold fish, and cichlid pellets... if you need more info please ask for it... i just started to notice it a few days ago...
 

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no they are acting normal they school and eat with each other... they did like a week ago pic out there own section of the tank and they where fighting over them... but not any more
 

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Do you have a thermometer to double-check that temp? Fish sometimes go darker in color when the temperature drops. And if the ambient temperature in the house has changed at all, it wouldn't be uncommon.
 

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yea i put it in 10 mins ago and its reading 79(F) just like it should be... i checked it in more then one spot to... and i know this is a good thermostat... so the reading are correct...and the temp the one room stays at a steady 75(F) because i have many snakes and geckos i keep in this room
 

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i think that 79F is a little cool for them, I have had great luck keeping them at about 85F

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Can you post a pic so we can see what kind structure you have in the tank? Without alot of cover they tend to show less color... I also would recommend some blackwater extract
 

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yea i have a HUGE long in there they hind under... and some plants they hind behind... i don't know the PH right now... and i have charcoal in the filter and it takes black water extract out so what should i do about putting in the filter that wont that the extract out?

like right now they are REALLY red that good but some days (only some) they will be a dark black (whole body)
 
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