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Old 02-02-2012, 09:09 PM   #1 
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Face Changes Color

My roomates fish's face will change color in a matter of minutes. It's face will turn light, along with a line down its side, then in a few minutes, it will be back to normal. Is this caused by stress?

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Old 02-02-2012, 10:09 PM   #2 
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Yes, it's called a stress stripe. Something must be upsetting it.
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Old 02-04-2012, 11:10 AM   #3 
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Old 02-04-2012, 11:58 AM   #4 
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Most likely stress stripe- but fish will stripe up for different reasons.
It's a normal reaction to something, but it's not normal for it to happen on a regular basis or continuously.
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