Parrot Fish ???

bulldinkie(pa)January 13, 2008

I have a pair of large orange parrot fish.The one is turning white..What would cause this???

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brendan_of_bonsai(4b AK)

Jelly bean parrots are dipped into a vat of acid to strip their slime coats, then dipped into a vat of dye, then dipped in to an artificial slime coat. This leaves them in what ever color the dye was, the dye however fades over time, assuming the fish lives long enough; a great many parrot fish do not survive because the process is highly stressful.

    Bookmark   January 16, 2008 at 3:36PM
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bulldinkie(pa)

Im not sure we're talking about the same fish.Ive had mine about 3 years now,they came orange stayed orange.All of a sudden her belly got white.The space is getting bigger.I wondered why.

    Bookmark   January 17, 2008 at 8:13AM
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brendan_of_bonsai(4b AK)

I've linked to the picture of the fish I am talking about. It may take a few years for the color to disappear. If you have one of these parrots and its not light pink or convict striped then it is with out a doubt dyed. If its another fish and it is freshwater then it is misnamed.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   January 17, 2008 at 1:42PM
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bulldinkie(pa)

Yes thats them shes a really dark orange so is he.It seems odd theyd lose thier color now.Im thinking I had her longer than I said/.I also heard they dont reproduce.Is that right?she gets big,I saw what I thought was mating a few times.LIke him following behind alot like hes fertilizing eggs but never had young.Theyre pretty when so big.

    Bookmark   January 18, 2008 at 9:36AM
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adamharbeck(WA Aust)

I think it might just be natural aging. They are bred from red devils which become progressively plainer looking as they get older. You could try feeding with colour enhancing foods and of course making sure the water is top quality.

    Bookmark   February 28, 2008 at 9:34AM
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pequafrog(z7a/Long Island)

Dipped in acid? Are you serious???!!!! That is BRUTAL.

    Bookmark   March 7, 2008 at 9:00PM
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