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What is one of the colors on a clownfish? (hint there is a clownfish on the CR logo in the top left corner of the page.)

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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    What would cause an Acan to lose color?
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    nate_newton - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Do you feed the tank or coral?

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    Are your acans bleaching, or just losing some of the bright colors it used to have? For example, a lot of rainbow acans will turn all red if they are in too high of light. Bleaching of course is a whole different problem. Could be attributed to water conditions, being put in high light (higher than what would just cause them to go a more solid color), etc.

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    steve&mari - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    A lot of bright color n rainbow ultra Acans morph after being captive after awhile also as stated they like lower light even shaded some of them to hold colors. Try one you know been captive n aquacultured for couple years if ya can theres some that have proven to hold colors better then others. Also stated you said you've slacked in wc for awhile now 2+ months maybe so could be something there getting outta wack. Do you dose anything n what are you feeding. Here's pics of same acan just couple weeks apart n @ bout 2 weeks captive n bout month or so captive. They are cherry corals pics of the envy sunset 425759cf 9869 bccc - Color loss?425759cf 98dc 181d - Color loss?you see its not as nice of green n looks to be morphing orange more.

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    Mine lost a bit of coloring due to to much light. Try moving them a bit lower!
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    steve&mari - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    I've seen some amazing Acans go transparent just about from being to high in tank getting to much light so low low low LOL

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    Well it's been on the bottom since I've had it and what purple there was is all but gone. I do dose 2 part and water parameters are great.
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    steve&mari - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    I'd guess its morphing then try to shade it alil n see if it helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve&mari View Post
    A lot of bright color n rainbow ultra Acans morph after being captive after awhile also as stated they like lower light even shaded some of them to hold colors. Try one you know been captive n aquacultured for couple years if ya can theres some that have proven to hold colors better then others. Also stated you said you've slacked in wc for awhile now 2+ months maybe so could be something there getting outta wack. Do you dose anything n what are you feeding. Here's pics of same acan just couple weeks apart n @ bout 2 weeks captive n bout month or so captive. They are cherry corals pics of the envy sunset 425759cf 9869 bccc - Color loss?425759cf 98dc 181d - Color loss?you see its not as nice of green n looks to be morphing orange more.

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    Actually one side of the colony had more orange than the other...which usually has to do with how much light the coral received in the wild. It has changed a bit, but I actually prefer more orange...so in my view thats a good thing!

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    steve&mari - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Not saying good or bad just letting her know sometimes ya can't control the morph ect they go under if you doing things right.

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