Originally Posted by sandybottom
i'm sorry you lost your little friend.i know they are small but i still mourn them when they pass. especially the feeling of helplessness it brings, when you do everything you can to save them. i don't want to seem insensitive but i had one more question. you mentioned that he was gray. was he that color when you got him? if you are too upset to answer, thats ok.
He was in dark blue water at the petstore, but he looked blue. When the employee dumped the water and refilled it with tank water, he turned very pale with dark stress stripes. By the next day, he was briefly blue with redwash - but it was a fairly intense blue/red. So no, he wasn't always gray.
As he got sicker, he retained some color, but it faded to a lighter version. It wasn't until tonight that he turned gray....
I just looked at him now, and even though he died two hours ago, I see remnants of blue on both his body and fins. There's actually more color now than there was when he died?
Are you asking because of that 'mystery' disease? He doesn't look like the picture in that thread. If you want or think it would be helpful, I can take a picture of what he looks like now.