CRAZY color morph on acan??

yfbao

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So I had this acan for a few months. And the color morph is crazy. And not for the better sadly I liked it’s original colors. But any of y’all could give me explanations why the colors changed so much! Ty!


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Agree with the light are any of your other acans losing certain colors too? Doesn't hurt to get a triton test and see where some of your trace element levels are at either.
 

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Agree with the light are any of your other acans losing certain colors too? Doesn't hurt to get a triton test and see where some of your trace element levels are at either.
Just this one !! Why it’s so frustrating. Is there a way to get color back?


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Its part of the hobby, things morph not only from wild to tank, but from tank to tank. You just develop an idea of what it may look like in your tank.
 
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Definitely lights. From my experience, the warmer light, 6000K to 12000K, tend to make acans go red & translucent. I have noticed that they prefer a cooler light temperature & do well under the 420nm to 460nm spectrum. Find an area with a bit of shade from your whiter lights at the bottom of your tank where your atinics dominate & can provide an up swept flow that can cradle the polyp. As always, check your parameters for anything that can set things off balance. Good luck.
 
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