Zebra Pleco turned Red Overnight

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Zebra Pleco turned Red Overnight

Post by tiger27924 »

Hey all,
Not sure if there is any cause for alarm or not for this situation, or if anybody has seen this happen before?? Basically, my plecos get sinking pelleted food of various things like earthworms, shrimp, algae, and varieties, but I do feed them frozen brine shrimp, and bloodworms from time to time. Last night I gave them bloodworms after not giving them any for quite awhile. Today, this male seems to have turned pink where he's supposed to be white! Yesterday he was white, but now he is diffusely pink without splotching or stressed behavior. Did he just over do the bloodworms last night and now he's got some pink color as a result??? Just wanted to know if anybody has seen this. I'm no good at photography but this was my best attempt. Thanks for any help.

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Re: Zebra Pleco turned Red Overnight

Post by Zeno »

Hey tiger,

If it has nothing to do with the color of your light above the tank, the pink color is typically for a zebra
under stress. The bloodworm is excluded.

Greetz, Zeno
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