Tiger Barb color faded

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish' started by jperry031, Oct 5, 2009.

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  1. jperry031

    jperry031 Plankton

    Sep 26, 2009
    On of my tiger barbs colors have started to fade, other than the gray cloudy color the fish is acting normal. I have a ten gallon tank with 4 barbs. All of other fish seem to be fine. I checked the nitrate, nitrite, ph, and water hardness levels and they are all fine. Does anyone have any idea why this happened or what i could do to fix it?
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  3. greebs

    greebs Flamingo Tongue

    Aug 28, 2009
    Southeast Wisconsin
    well it might be of old age if that is the case. otherwise it might be the tank dimensions. if they are big and aggressive, it doesn't help to have them crowded together and constantly seeing eachother. if you could post some pictures of the tank, it would help alot.
  4. Dalesh

    Dalesh Plankton

    Aug 25, 2010
    Tiger barbs tend to fade in color as they mature
  5. Betterboy4

    Betterboy4 Astrea Snail

    Dec 31, 2012
    Well 'the colour fading depends on many factor. Although when ever my fish start to fade in colour I go out and buy some good quality pellets. If you ever have the choice between flakes and pellets always go for pellets they are always a lot higher in protein which will not only help their colour but it will dramatically improve the activity of your fish. It may also be a good idea to invest in getting some bloodworms or just ask the local fish what is best to do. It may just be a dodgy fish.