Pics Of My New Red Dragon Zz *pic Heavy*

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Love this fish - he's so clever!  I'd never paid much attention to flowerhorns before I saw your boy, but now I think I want one...sadly I don't have space for the right sized tank.  One day!
 
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Lol thanks :)
 
I have just bought him 5 packets of this...
 
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Was quite expensive (£28)
 
Hopefully it will make him more red, anybody had experiences with this food (Okiko Crystal Red)
 
I was going to buy some Kok enchancer to (Bombie Head/Humpy head etc) but i read elsewhere that it is a rip off and you can't enhance Kok size, its down to genetics.
 
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Ok here some pics taken today, for some reason he is not showing as much red as he used to here, see first pic at top of the thread, i will post up the results of using the 'Okiko Crystal Red' in a few weeks.

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Also i measured him today he is

20 centimetres = 7.87401575 inches (including Tail)

16.5 centimetres = 6.49606299 inches (without tail)
Hes grown about 2" since i got him April the 9th 2013
 

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There's nothing wrong with him is there? :(
Looking forward to see if the food works, and he really is quite beautiful. :wub: He's made me want one as well but no room for a big enough tank right now.
I also love that mirror pic. He's like O.O *boop* :lol:
 
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No nothing wrong with him, hes just not as red as he used to be, but i have 500g of the 'Okiko Cyrstal Red' so hopefully that will make him really red, if not at least everyone can see that colour enhancing foods dont work lol
 

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I'm glad he's okay! He's still beautiful though.. :D
 
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This is really weird but Rex's colour has improved and his Kok seems to have grown over night since feeding him the new food :O
 
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I am quite ignorant of this type of fish but it doesn't have something to do with what mood he is in does it? :/
 
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Yeh like all Cichlids they go lighter and darker but the red is brought on by hormones, not a clue on what makes the Kok grow.

I read the Kok shrinks when females are present.
 
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Haha was 'hard' to keep a straight face whilst typing that ;)
 
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Has been a week and 2 days since i started him on his colour enhancement food (Okiko Crystal Red), Been feeding him twice a day, Any Difference yet? he seems to be lighter in colour since feeding him it and his belly is getting fat :p
 
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I would say a definite no :( however the flash could make Rex look paler in the pics? Just doesn't look any different to me.
 

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