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Old 08-03-2012, 08:00 AM   #1 
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why did Fishie's gills turn white?

I got up this morning and went to say hi to Fishie. I noticed the edges of his gills were white. I gave him a couple of pellets, which he ate enthusiastically. Actually, the second one, he spit out, then he swam at me flaring, then he swam in circles around the pellet while flaring, then he ate it and stopped flaring.
His gills have gone back to normal color since then- it's been about an hour and a half- but I was wondering why they would have changed colors!
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:36 AM   #2 
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They do that when the fish flares, it's normal. Dark colored fish will show it more.
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:46 AM   #3 
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Hmm, ok. I never noticed the white before when he flares. He was in minor flare mode already when I went out to see him. He flares at the most random times, it seems.
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