Pale pink gills instead of dark pink...
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|17th April 2007||#1 (permalink)|
My axies gills,like in my display pic,are a paley pink instead of a deep dark pink like i see in Lorie's pics
Is this stress,if i feed them loadsa bloodworm will that make it deeper? Why is it like this? IS it just Moonbeams natural colour?
|17th April 2007||#2 (permalink)|
Pale pink is usually when they're inactive or asleep. Feeding loads of bloodworm doesn't make the colour deeper. You may notice the colour deepening at different times of the day/night, when they're moving round/swimming or eating they can go pinker/redder. Ours when younger had pink gills and gills have gotten deeper/darker colour as they matured. My sisters young leucs have pink gills that go a slightly deeper shade when they're swallowing their food.
|17th April 2007||#4 (permalink)|
Yes my mudpuppy is the same way. During the day a lot of the red goes out of the gills because she isn't active but at night they brighten up.
I suppose this is the same for all externaly gilled amphibians.
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