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    Default Re: Blue Diamond Pair

    I don't have any fish from Eric Ismael. Just talked to Eric about the fish, the color change, and the overall disappointment in blue strains lately.

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    Interesting, I would love to see a batch of fry develop frm these two, has my curiousity peeked.........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Discus-n00b View Post
    I don't have any fish from Eric Ismael. Just talked to Eric about the fish, the color change, and the overall disappointment in blue strains lately.

    Sorry, I misunderstood, I though Eric has the same issue with fish of his own
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    Wow! That is a drastic change from the other pics. How long after you received them, did they start to fade?

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    Default Re: Blue Diamond Pair

    Does this only happen with the Asian blue diamond?

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    I couldn't say Chris, I've only had these asian ones but from what I've seen from people with Hans or like Liz's homegrowns they've never had something like this happen.

    This happened a good while after I got them though I can't really pinpoint exact dates, but when it did go it went fast.

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    I have never seen anything like it. If the fish are indeed healthy you have something extremely rare.
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    but when it did go it went fast.
    That concerns me, would much prefer a gradual change to this color. How is thier appetite and feces? Do they still exhibit any breeding behaviour?
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    I have never seen anything like it. If the fish are indeed healthy you have something extremely rare.
    +1 If they were healthy I would take them in a heartbeat, and pay double what you paid for them.
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    Matt, if they are as they appear in the pics and they are also healthy you would be a fool to sell them at any price.
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    Default Re: Blue Diamond Pair

    If they are both infertile, can the female still produce eggs and the male make a pass at them?

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    Default Re: Blue Diamond Pair

    Matt, how long have they had the color change for?...Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by nc0gnet0 View Post
    That concerns me, would much prefer a gradual change to this color. How is thier appetite and feces? Do they still exhibit any breeding behaviour?
    Poo seems normal, never see anything weird or different in the tank. Nothing white from any of the fish. Thats the odd thing to me, they still eat great and act normal but its like they both just got bleached. I haven't seen them breed in quite a while, nor dance or anything. Like I said after they started fading and they seemed "stagnant" in wanting to breed I moved them to the 100gal oddball tank in hopes maybe that triggered something but I haven't seen anything. But the 100gal doesn't offer much opportunity for breeding either.

    Perhaps I need to separate these two again and see what happens.

    Quote Originally Posted by William Palumbo View Post
    Matt, how long have they had the color change for?...Bill

    Couple of months now maybe? I wish I had pinpointed the date better but I can guesstimate a couple of months? 3-4? Probably no more than 4?

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    I was asking about their fertility because it is possible that they were given hormones as juvies. I'm not saying that they were, just a thought.

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    It has nothing to do with hormones. Exporters haven't used hormones for years because they cause organ failure. Besides, hormones make a fish more intensly colored not less colored.
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