Angel Makes His Stripes Disappear?!
Posted 09 September 2009 - 02:18 PM
My son named our silver Angelfish Presto because his black stripes will be really dark one second, then about 10 seconds later they can fully disappear and reappear again later. I know I have seen posts as to why this is but I can't find them now. Can you tell me? This has actually been a great source of amusement for guests to watch as he always hangs out in the front of the tank and is very sociable. It's almost as if he's performing.
Posted 09 September 2009 - 06:43 PM
Posted 10 September 2009 - 04:46 AM
Posted 10 September 2009 - 05:53 AM
from my experience fading stripes have always been a sign of stressed fish. if i'm messing around in the tank and scaring the fish, the stripes tend to go away, then i leave and they come back. when they're spawning or defending their eggs the stripes get darker and better defined. so the fact that your fish's stripes keep doing that would indicate that it is being stressed constantly by something in the tank or perhaps all the commotion outside the tank...
Hmmmm, interesting I suppose that would make sense since it only seems to happen when we go over there and turn the light on to interact with them for a few minutes or to feed them. But he sure doesn't act stressed. He stays right in front and usually if I'm vacuuming or fixing stuff in the tank he's messing with my arm and hand.
Posted 10 September 2009 - 06:50 AM
but yeah its a mood thing, my silver angel will usually show his stripes, but when he's asserting himself (to other fish or to me) his stripes go very dark. or on the other hand when i do water changes they disappear completely due to stress.
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