goldfish changed color
I have to admit I have no idea when this happened or if it was sudden or slow. I mean, I feed the fish every day, and change the water regularly, but obviously I haven't been really LOOKING at them! Because last night, watching the big brown and orange oranda beg for food, I realized ... it's solid orange now. No more brown. It's still a beautiful fish, long full trailing fins and a nice bright orange, but it had such a nice brown pattern when I got it! and I've had it for several months now.
I was even watching it closely enough to notice it had ich about a month ago, and I bought a heater and upped the temp and salt to get rid of the ich, but I could NOT tell you if it had already lost the brown markings at that time, or if it happened afterwards. All I know is, it was brown and orange, and now it's orange. Not a hint of brown anywhere.
The calico comet seems fine, but with such a complex color pattern who could say if it's changed or not?? but still definitely calico.
Is this something that normally happens??? or is it a symptom of some sinister disease or environmental problem?? maybe it needs a change in diet?