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what colour substrate for my Borelli Opal

miniman

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hey guys ive got Plant Iron Sand in my tank now but imo it makes the borelli a little washed out esp with the black background, i think the dark sand makes it even worse. do Borellis pop more in colour with lighter coloured sand? thinking of switching it out
 

MacZ

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The brighter the tank and background the brighter and more washed out the colours of any fish will be. The darker the background the darker the fish. all fish try to blend in and especially cichlids can control their colours very well. Just use natural coloured sand and leaf litter and the fish will be absolutely fine.
 

miniman

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The brighter the tank and background the brighter and more washed out the colours of any fish will be. The darker the background the darker the fish. all fish try to blend in and especially cichlids can control their colours very well. Just use natural coloured sand and leaf litter and the fish will be absolutely fine.
Cheers, I’ve got black background and the plant iron sand is dark brown, so that probably makes sense why they look dark as well :) will change it over
 

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