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why do piranas lose the red in their bellies?

Discussion in 'Fish and Aquarium - all types' started by aliotter, Jul 22, 2007.

  1. aliotter

    aliotter New Member

    my husband has two red belly piranas and they're usually beutiful but all of a sudden after we feed them a rather large meal they loose all of their red! why did this happen and should I worry? :oops:
     
  2. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    Not sure, but it would help to rule out something serious . . .
    How big is the tank?
    What fish are in it - if anything - besides the 2 piranhas?
    How big are the fish?
    What are your readings for ammonia, nitrIte, and nitrAte?
    What are you feeding them?
    Is it just after eating that they loose their color?

    -Chelle
     

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