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    Default Solid Melons and Yellow Melons Orange after 6 Months

    I purchased (6) Solid Melons and (6) Yellow Melons in April. The fish came in healthy and were Red and Yellow.
    Now, 6 months later all but two have grown to good size fish but they are all (12) are now the same shade orange. I feed Tetra Color Tropical Granules and Al's Freeze Dried Blackworms, is the diet the reason why they all have changed color?

    Regardless of their color, I still believe they look great, just curious if this is common.

    In April :

    yellow.jpgred.jpg

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    orange w eggs.jpgorange.jpg

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    Default Re: Solid Melons and Yellow Melons Orange after 6 Months

    It’s the red enhancers from the Tetra tropical granules making them red.
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    Default Re: Solid Melons and Yellow Melons Orange after 6 Months

    Quote Originally Posted by seanyuki View Post
    It’s the red enhancers from the Tetra tropical granules making them red.
    I had a feeling that's what is causing the yellows to turn orange, but.... why did the reds turn orange?

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    Default Re: Solid Melons and Yellow Melons Orange after 6 Months

    I’m going to say the reds changed as they grew. They do look great as they are!!

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    Default Re: Solid Melons and Yellow Melons Orange after 6 Months

    Yellows cannot be fed red enhancers or else they will turn...(drumroll)...red . You either focus on one or the other.

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    Default Re: Solid Melons and Yellow Melons Orange after 6 Months

    The red colour will fade over time once you stop feeding them red enhancers. Ocean Nutrition Formula Two flakes/pellets had marigold as one of it ingredients to enhance yellow pigment.... Add Carophyll yellow to yr homemade food may help.
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    Default Re: Solid Melons and Yellow Melons Orange after 6 Months

    Quote Originally Posted by seanyuki View Post
    The red colour will fade over time once you stop feeding them red enhancers. Ocean Nutrition Formula Two flakes/pellets had marigold as one of it ingredients to enhance yellow pigment.... Add Carophyll yellow to yr homemade food may help.
    I may give that a try!

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    Default Re: Solid Melons and Yellow Melons Orange after 6 Months

    Quote Originally Posted by rickztahone View Post
    Yellows cannot be fed red enhancers or else they will turn...(drumroll)...red . You either focus on one or the other.
    I was wondering if they were the same strain just being fed different foods
    Wondering now what the result will be of a cross of the reds and the yellows....

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    Default Re: Solid Melons and Yellow Melons Orange after 6 Months

    I have been feeding my yellow enhancers to purposely push them to orange shade.

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    Default Re: Solid Melons and Yellow Melons Orange after 6 Months

    Quote Originally Posted by peewee1 View Post
    I have been feeding my yellow enhancers to purposely push them to orange shade.
    They look great being orange!

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    Default Re: Solid Melons and Yellow Melons Orange after 6 Months

    Rick Grange @ Canadian Aqua farm for Carophyll yellow

    http://stores.canadianaquafarm.com/c...lour-enhancer/

    Try places that sells canaries foods/vitamins/enhancers for carophyll yellow


    https://bestcanaries.com/shop/ols/pr...yellow-40-gram

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    I may give that a try!
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    Default Re: Solid Melons and Yellow Melons Orange after 6 Months

    Gorgeous!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardTN View Post
    I was wondering if they were the same strain just being fed different foods
    Wondering now what the result will be of a cross of the reds and the yellows....

    I would highly suggest you read up on PB breeding if you are serious about pursuing this crossing. Rick (not sure if he's still active) would be a great person to ask about this sort of thing.

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    Default Re: Solid Melons and Yellow Melons Orange after 6 Months

    Both strains of melons are PB, so they will cross just fine. They are indeed nice looking fish!

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    Default Re: Solid Melons and Yellow Melons Orange after 6 Months

    Quote Originally Posted by danotaylor View Post
    Both strains of melons are PB, so they will cross just fine. They are indeed nice looking fish!
    It really does depend on what you mean by the term "fine". These are different bred strains albeit both pigeons but crossing them will revert to less desirable offspring. This of course is IMO only.

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