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Fading zebra why?

Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 1:06 am
by plecofish223
Hello!

I do not know but this zebra start to fade in colour like this and it do not look like a fight more of a skin problem?
The colour seem to fade away compare to the other ones with strong colour.

Can this be a sick symptom? what should i do to cure it? this one are living with the other zebra do it need to be isolated for threatment?

thank you

Re: Fading zebra why?

Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:23 pm
by wu19
I would check the water. I'm no expert but it might be bacterial, I would isolate him and treat with melafix for a week but you should check your original tank, your nitrite, nitrate, ammonia and see if levels are high.

Re: Fading zebra why?

Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:46 am
by TwoTankAmin
It is hard to see much detail in that picture. Can you get a better set of shots from a couple of different angles? Resolution/quality really helps a lot with this sort of thing.

Re: Fading zebra why?

Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 1:41 pm
by Elroy
TwoTankAmein wrote:
Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:46 am
It is hard to see much detail in that picture. Can you get a better set of from a couple of different angles? Resolution/quality really helps a lot with this sort of thing.
I don't think they do fade. You may want to get him checked out.

Re: Fading zebra why?

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:43 am
by grover5
Maybe you need take it to see the veterinarian.

Re: Fading zebra why?

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:46 am
by thebubbles08
My alpha male looked slightly like that after it lost its cave of 10months to a smaller male, it healed itself,
IF it worsens, possibly paraguard or similar skin med be careful with copper meds. Check parameters first

Re: Fading zebra why?

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:07 pm
by TwoTankAmin
Fighting can cause fading and even damage right through to death. That is why clearer pictures would be helpful.

And yes, they do fade, especially when in submissive mode.