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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 10:59 pm Post subject: Re: FOOD FOR COLOUR?? Reply with quote

                                                   
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In  my  opinion  its  best  to  use  natural  color  enhancers.If  the  fish  get  any  redder,  well  and  good....and  if  they  dont  get  redder,atleast  they  will  get  fatter!  Very Happy  Â try  these  foods:
 1.Red  shrimps(the  small  dried  type)
 2.shrimp  eggs/crab  eggs(they  are  orange  in  color,with  some  kind  of  natural  pigment
 3.astaxanthin  ....this  has  worked  quite  well  for  me(fish  i.e.).I  was  told  astaxanthin  is  extracted  from  a  kind  of  algae,though  i'm  not  sure,but  if  it  is,I  see  no  harm  in  using  it.
 
   Â   Â A  word  of  caution  though  with  options  1  and  2.Since  you  have  african  cichlids(i'm  assuming  they  are  malawi  mbunas)...take  care  to  feed  shrimp/eggs  in  small  amounts  counter-balanced  with  plenty  of  greens.Small  quantities  of  red  feed,and  patience  are  required!  Very Happy                

 THNX  for  the  info  Murthy,really  apreciate,sure  i  will  try  the  stuff  u  mentioned....yeah  but  in  no  way  woz  i  interested  in  changin  the  mbuna  color!!!  they  r  wonderful  in  their  natural  color,neways,i  just  wanted  if  neone  had  any  success  at  all  usin  these  stuff
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 11:12 pm Post subject: Re: FOOD FOR COLOUR?? Reply with quote

 [quote="aquamann";p="48730"]Hey  scorpiopereira,
 
   i  think  its  sum  ploy  by  the  americans  to  keep  indians  black  brown  always  hmmmmmmmmmmm
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 9:59 pm Post subject: Re: FOOD FOR COLOUR?? Reply with quote

                                                   
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 Hey  scorpiopereira,
 They  say  coffee  can  change  skin  colour  in  humans.  I've  been  drinking  coffee  since  I  was  16.  I  am  still  as  white  as  the  fallen  snow  here  Thumb Down  .   The  only  thing  that  turns  me  red  is  the  sunshine  we  will  be  getting  this  spring   Chuckle  .
                 

 Hi  Charlie,
 I  guess  you  have  not  blushed  all  your  life!   Chuckle
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 12:57 am Post subject: Re: FOOD FOR COLOUR?? Reply with quote

                                                   
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 Hi  Charlie,
 I  guess  you  have  not  blushed  all  your  life!  Â Chuckle                

   Chuckle   Prior  to  marriage,  my  Dad  informed  my  wife  that  my  ears  turn  red  before  my  face  does.  This  was  something  that  not  even  I  knew!  
 Darn  the  old  man.
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 HAHAHA,as  father  as  son  Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 12:47 am Post subject: Re: FOOD FOR COLOUR?? Reply with quote

                                                   
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HAHAHA,as  father  as  son  Very Happy                

 Does  this  mean  I  am  the  son  of  a  Red  eared  slider?   Chuckle  
 
 Ok,  now  I  will  stick  to  the  posted  subject.  I  have  read  that  the  main  ingredient  in  colour  enhancing  foods  for  Goldfish  is  carotene.
 Check  out  the  link:     Carotene
 Since  this  is  the  stuff  that  gives  carrots  their  colour,  I  wonder  if  you  could  enhance  the  colour  of  Goldfish  by  feeding  them  little  bits  of  cooked  carrots?
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Does  this  mean  I  am  the  son  of  a  Red  eared  slider?                  
 Â 
 No,  I  doubt  if  he  had  anticipated  producing  one!  Â Chuckle  
 
                                                 
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Since  this  is  the  stuff  that  gives  carrots  their  colour,  I  wonder  if  you  could  enhance  the  colour  of  Goldfish  by  feeding  them  little  bits  of  cooked  carrots?                

 actually  people  do  use  stuff  like  paprika,  capsicum,  carrots  etc.  in  home  made  gel  feeds.
 BTW,  how  is  your  goldie  charlie?


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HAHAHA,as  father  as  son  Very Happy                

 Does  this  mean  I  am  the  son  of  a  Red  eared  slider?  Â Chuckle  
 
 Ok,  now  I  will  stick  to  the  posted  subject.  I  have  read  that  the  main  ingredient  in  colour  enhancing  foods  for  Goldfish  is  carotene.
 Check  out  the  link:  Â   Carotene
 Since  this  is  the  stuff  that  gives  carrots  their  colour,  I  wonder  if  you  could  enhance  the  colour  of  Goldfish  by  feeding  them  little  bits  of  cooked  carrots?                
u  still  need  to  enhance  colour  in  gold  fish???  they  already  look  like  swimming  carrots!!!
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 I  remember  experinced  hobbiests  telling  me  to  use  Spiruluna  for  colour  enhancing  of  severums  and  O's  ....
 
 
 Not  sure  if  any  one  have  tried  them  ....  If  so  please  do  post  the  results
 
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actually  people  do  use  stuff  like  paprika,  capsicum,  carrots  etc.  in  home  made  gel  feeds.
 BTW,  how  is  your  goldie  charlie?                

 That  sounds  good  Nauzer.  I  might  try  some  bits  of  cooked  carrots.  The  goldie  is  doing  great.  I  couldn't  find  the  myxazin.  I  don't  think  it  is  imported  here.  I  just  tried  some  Jungle  Tank  Buddies  on  Monday.  The  active  ingredients  are:nitrofurazone,  furazolidone  and  potassium  dichromate.  The  fish  seems  to  be  doing  well.  I  don't  think  she  can  see  yet.  She  still  has  the  white  coverings  on  her  eyes.  That  is  one  tough  carp!
 
                                                 
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u  still  need  to  enhance  colour  in  gold  fish???  they  already  look  like  swimming  carrots!!!                

 The  Indian  goldies  have  a  nice  orange  colour  to  them.  The  Wisconsin  goldfish  start  to  fade  out  from  the  wintery  weather!  Actually,  I  have  heard  they  achieve  their  best  colour  when  placed  in  a  pond  or  a  large  tub.  
 
                                                 
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I  remember  experienced  hobbyists  telling  me  to  use  Spiruluna  for  colour  enhancing  of  severums  and  O's                

 I  noticed  that  Raghu.  A  lot  of  the  colour  enhancing  feeds  have  spirulina  in  them.  
 Spirulina  goldfish  food  example
 This  may  be  the  key  to  achieving  good  colouring  in  some  fish.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 12:48 pm Post subject: Re: FOOD FOR COLOUR?? Reply with quote

 Goldfish  are  said  to  improve  their  colouring  in  sun  lights  &  bright  lights.  It  also  depends  on  their  parent  stock.
 Goldfishinfo.com  was  a  great  site  with  detailed  information  on  colour  pigments  in  fishes,  howevr  it  seems  to  be  down.
 In  my  opnion  feed  healhty  food,  keep  clear  water  and  the  fishes  will  exbhit  their  true  colours,  if  it  does  not,  most  proably  it  does  not  has  that  colour  in  its  genes.
 Feeding  hormones  is  not  a  good  idea,  it  has  its  own  side  effects.
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 Hi  all,
   When  i  googled  Spirulina,  I  see  that  this  is   northing  but   Blue-Green  alge  and   Most  notably,  Spirulina  is  65  to  71  percent  complete  protein,  with  all  essential  amino  acids  in  perfect  balance.
 
 Check  out  
 http://www.spirulina.com/SPBSpirulina.html
 for  more  benifits  ot  it.
 
 If  this  is  a  natural  food  ideal  for  growth  when  mixed  with  other  staple  foods  and  for  colouration,  I  suppose  this  would  be  an  ideal  food  for  colour.
 
 Folks  please  correct  me  if  i  am  wrong.
 
 Raghu
 
 
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Hi  all,
   When  i  googled  Spirulina,  I  see  that  this  is  Â northing  but  Â Blue-Green  alge  and  Â Most  notably,  Spirulina  is  65  to  71  percent  complete  protein,  with  all  essential  amino  acids  in  perfect  balance.
 
 Check  out  
 http://www.spirulina.com/SPBSpirulina.html
 for  more  benifits  ot  it.
 
 If  this  is  a  natural  food  ideal  for  growth  when  mixed  with  other  staple  foods  and  for  colouration,  I  suppose  this  would  be  an  ideal  food  for  colour.
 
 Folks  please  correct  me  if  i  am  wrong.
 
 Raghu
 
 
 Raghu                
You  are  right  raghu,spirulina  does  work  as  a  magic  food,especially  in  african  cichlids,i  check  for  spirulina  as  an  ingredient  while  buying  fish  food....though  am  not  sure  if  they  really  add  any,but  the  growth  and  improvement  in  colour  does  suggest  they  do!!!
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actually  people  do  use  stuff  like  paprika,  capsicum,  carrots  etc.  in  home  made  gel  feeds.
 BTW,  how  is  your  goldie  charlie?                

 That  sounds  good  Nauzer.  I  might  try  some  bits  of  cooked  carrots.  The  goldie  is  doing  great.  I  couldn't  find  the  myxazin.  I  don't  think  it  is  imported  here.  I  just  tried  some  Jungle  Tank  Buddies  on  Monday.  The  active  ingredients  are:nitrofurazone,  furazolidone  and  potassium  dichromate.  The  fish  seems  to  be  doing  well.  I  don't  think  she  can  see  yet.  She  still  has  the  white  coverings  on  her  eyes.  That  is  one  tough  carp!
 
                                                 
scorpiopereira  wrote  (View  Post):                
u  still  need  to  enhance  colour  in  gold  fish???  they  already  look  like  swimming  carrots!!!                

 The  Indian  goldies  have  a  nice  orange  colour  to  them.  The  Wisconsin  goldfish  start  to  fade  out  from  the  wintery  weather!  Actually,  I  have  heard  they  achieve  their  best  colour  when  placed  in  a  pond  or  a  large  tub.  
 
                                                 
rgg  wrote  (View  Post):                
I  remember  experienced  hobbyists  telling  me  to  use  Spiruluna  for  colour  enhancing  of  severums  and  O's                

 I  noticed  that  Raghu.  A  lot  of  the  colour  enhancing  feeds  have  spirulina  in  them.  
 Spirulina  goldfish  food  example
 This  may  be  the  key  to  achieving  good  colouring  in  some  fish.                
Hey  Mann  how  about  feeding  them  coffee  beans  in  winter
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