Re: NANFA-- swimming upstream, and fish color question

Sajjad Lateef (
Fri, 20 Dec 2002 08:07:12 -0800 (PST)

--- Jeremy Tiemann <> wrote:
> Here is a question that some might be able to answer. Senerio:
> Three tanks (30 gal, 35 gal, and 10 gal) with everything from the
> same location (e.g. water, fish, substrate, mussel valves, food,
> etc.), and ratios for the tank are all the same. Everything is the
> same except location (living room, living room, bedroom,
> respectively) I cannot ever keep fish color in my 35 gal. I can
> transplant fish from one tank to another, and when they are in the 35
> gal... POOF... no color. The only thing that I can think of is
> chemicals in the sealant. Any comments?

Sounds like bad water quality in the 35 gallon. It could be
dead or dying snails in your substrate.

Is breaking the tank down, rinsing the gravel, washing out
the tank (perhaps with baking soda) and setting the tank up
again an option?

If not, I would suggest vaccuming the gravel in the 35 really
well. Throw away the foam or filter pads and add new ones.



Sajjad Lateef
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