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Author Topic: Neon Tetras losing color  (Read 2085 times)
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« on: June 24, 2009, 09:30:27 PM »

Hi, so just walked into my room and checked the new tetras to see how they are doing and i noticed that about 5 of the 8 all have lost 70% of there color. is this common at night? i have noticed that the blue stripe is very visible due to the light balancing off of them but most of the red is gone.
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« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2009, 10:06:29 PM »

Neons do fade when the lights go out... you will probably also notice that they tend to sleep in the plants down near the bottom ..
 in the wild it is a way to hide from predators when sleeping.....
It is a nice sight to see them wake up in the morning and turn on their colours.........
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« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2009, 10:07:55 PM »

never noticed this with my old ones. just checked after 20 mins of light on and they are back to full color. phew. what a scare.
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« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2009, 10:13:53 PM »

Oh yeah, cardinals do it to.  I like how you they become transparent and you can see inside.  But they mainly do it to converse energy at night.  They don't need the stripe at night so they don't waste the energy. 
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« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2009, 11:50:25 PM »

Yeah, I didn't know mine did this either, as the big tank is in the living room, then my son told me they sleep like that, he is awake at night, when I am not... Smiley

Also, sometimes after water change they look a little pale, but it only takes about an hour for them to color back up.
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