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Old 04/02/2006, 08:14 AM   #1
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Unhappy Emperor Angelfish, Colour Change

I've had him since he was a juv at 1.5", he has started to change into adult colours but latels his transformation has slowed down or even stopped.

the rate of change increased as the tank size increase from a 6x2x2 to a 7ftx30"x30".

Since then not much has changed.

I've taken some pic to show, for you to see where he is now currently.








The pictures are some what of a poor quality, need to get my self a better camera.


He's eating well with at least 3 feeds a day mainly on mysis and nori all day.

Whats your thoughts, i'm thinking of changing his food and more water changes.


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Old 04/02/2006, 09:04 AM   #2
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i cant answer any of your questions but i think he looks awesome like that...


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Old 04/02/2006, 09:13 AM   #3
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Emp is looking good!


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Old 04/02/2006, 09:22 AM   #4
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i'm pleased with the change but i'm wating for that black mask and white face


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Old 04/02/2006, 09:40 AM   #5
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Mine took about 2 years to finish he looks good to me good luck


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Old 04/02/2006, 11:36 AM   #6
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Fully adult from the wild generally have better colors than Juv raise to adults in the home tank. Some don't make the full change or those that do aren't as vibrant in color. A lot has to do with diet and probably sex maturity that you would get in the wild where in your home tank you don't have other emperor to make them fully change and reach sex maturity.


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Old 04/02/2006, 12:00 PM   #7
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i like the way it looks like that! i have a juvinile myself, who is about 4" long i would say, i wouldnt mind if mine stayed in an 'in between' stage, unles it was a health issue.


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Old 04/02/2006, 12:03 PM   #8
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I agree with marrone, often times Color change is angels will not be comlpete in aquariums.


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Old 04/03/2006, 07:04 AM   #9
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I would try to get him eating pellets with color enhancers.
I agree with the rest i have not seen in person a fully transformed emp from a juvi. There was a thread not too long ago with a guy that had his change, But the bands were not complete and still not fully done with the change.
Color looked good as far as i could tell,(But i tend not to believe pics on the net) with yours the color looks to be bright. I would try some frozen angel food with sponge in it.


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Old 04/03/2006, 07:07 AM   #10
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Pellets, Red Algae sheets, Green Algae Sheets, Spirulina supplement....all are your friend.


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Old 04/03/2006, 01:24 PM   #11
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If I had to pick a Pellet food I would go with New Life Speturm foods. Its hormone-free and it has a Ench. growth rate.


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Old 04/03/2006, 01:33 PM   #12
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I agree with woodywoo. specturm is by far the best that I've seen.


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Old 04/04/2006, 11:27 AM   #13
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Thanks for the replys, i will find out if i can get some New Life Speturm foods in england.

Are there any other fresh foods such as squid i can use?


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Old 04/05/2006, 07:09 AM   #14
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If they eat squid it isn't bad by any stretch but the plant and sponge really is what helps their color it seems. BTW, I'll jump on the consensus that Spectrum is good stuff....

If you can't find it local see what the shipping would be on some of the online vendors. Failing that shoot an email off to spectrum.

Hope this helps...


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Old 04/05/2006, 07:43 AM   #15
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Get some Formula1, Formula2 and Angel Diet (contains sponge)
Keep up with the Nori and he will make the transformation. Here's my Emporor in full adult colors




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