Color changes can also happen because of deteriorating health of the fish and each time you notice that the fish is fast losing its appearance, it is a sign that you should act quickly to find out what went wrong. Most of the time, these conditions are related to water quality and a quick check on the parameters will reveal what went wrong. Finally do not get fooled by unscrupulous fish traders that will sometime trick you into buying your fish. There are somehow cases whereby the fish is fed or injected with chemicals which provide temporary color enhancing effect and you will be surprised how bright it can be but will soon fade away very fast in a matter of days.
Finally one last factor that you should not miss out is that sometimes certain fish display strong bright coloration only during certain period of its life especially during breeding season. This condition happens in Kribensis which is a type of cichlids fish and therefore, do not get carried away or frustrated when despite what you have done; you still can’t bring out the colors of your pets. The fact is that they only display strong brightly multicolored appearance during mating time and it is done by the females to attract the male fish.
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