So, the alpha female in the sorority tank I started has been very...shy...lately. When I stick my finger in the tank and all the females gather around, she is nowhere to be found. At first, she was always flaring at the others to keep away so she could have me for herself. Well, I didn't take too much thought into it until today. While getting ready for school, I fed my ladies and was wondering where Jenny was. I found her in the back corner of the tank close to the filter and I knew something was wrong. Her bold, dark blue color had faded to a strange gray color and she was possessing bold horizontal stress stripes. Even her fins have lost the bold blue color and are now a light blue. I dont see anything wrong with her fins, but I put her back in the little jar she came in for now so that she can eat. She wasn't eating when other females were around. So I just put her back in that little cup while Im at school to see how she does on her own for a while without the filter. She ate flakes just fine, so I am wondering if she just doesnt like the pellets. I have been feeding the pellets to the females because none of them had liked the flakes, so I am wondering if she just hadnt been eating very well and that this may be the cause. I am hoping to get her back in the tank soon :( And dont worry about the other females; they get along perfectly fine, so if taking Jenny out will not stir trouble. Putting her back, however, *might* be a problem, but I will keep a close eye on that.