Emperor Angelfish losing color

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  1. Triggerfish

    Triggerfish Ritteri Anemone

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    Hi, my Emperor Angelfish(juvi)'s color continue to fade. I'd like to know what other people feed them with success. This was once an amazing looking fish, now it looks very sad. I feed it New Life Spectrum pelletsdaily and Ocean Nutrition Angelfish prepared frozen food and frozen brine shrimp every now and then. Is there something I'm missing or is it that I need to feed the angelfish food more often?
    If you have a proper looking Emperor Angelfish, please tell me what you feed it.
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  3. fishluver

    fishluver Sea Dragon

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    You sould try mysis over brine cause brine isnt that much nutritiuonal And also feed the angel fish formula every day with the mysis. Your so lucky to have one of those fish Ive always wanted one!!
  4. Phayes

    Phayes Aiptasia Anemone

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    what age is it exactly? When emperors go through that akward transition stage from juvenile to adult, lots of their colors fade, and new ones slowly begin to appear (Makes for a very ugly fish for a fair period of time). Probably the reason you never see anybody marketing "Emperor fish in the middle of puberty". Cause they're ass ugly!

    Do a search for pictures of emperor fish in the midst of this transition and see if it has any resemblence to the color changes your fish is experiencing.
  5. schackmel

    schackmel Giant Squid

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    yeah I was going to say...that emperors do change as they grow...will be a completely different fish as an adult compared to a juvenile.

    Also soak all your foods in HUFA and vitamins..this will help your fish stay healthier and have their colors really zing!
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  6. Bunner

    Bunner Bubble Tip Anemone

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    from my book it says they may lose colour when they become adults and may not be as vibrant as a wild adult emperor. I also have one but just a baby.
  7. Triggerfish

    Triggerfish Ritteri Anemone

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    Thanks I'll look up about them losing their color in between the juvenile and adult stages.
    I thought it was going to look something like this beautiful juvi/adult.
    24M1000-13-emperor-angelfish.jpg
    Picture from Angelfish Stock Pictures
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  9. trelane

    trelane Peppermint Shrimp

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    Each Angelfish is different, and yes there are sites that sell angelfish during the change. saltwaterfish amongst them.
  10. mikejrice

    mikejrice 3reef Affiliate

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    Try giving it some dried algae on a clip. Some juvi angels eat this until they mature.