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Old 22nd November 2008   #17 (permalink)
NZ Axie
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Default Re: Belly Color - Genetic? Age? or Nutrition?

Some personal observations regarding diet:

I breed Axies and of particular interest is the golds. I start them on brine shrimp, wean them onto Salmon pallets and continue to feed them these as their staple diet ( supplemented on occasion with other food items ). My Golds have very good colour, however when people get them off me they change the diet to generally strips of meat and after quite a period of time the specimens lose some of their colouration and become considerably paler. There is no doubt that diet has an influence on their colour. I have observed this for several years now.

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