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Best color for holding tank?

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#1 Betta132

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  • San Gabriel drainage area

Posted 27 March 2016 - 03:03 AM

What's the best color holding device to make any color-shifting fish (darters and the like) develop their brightest colors while being transferred? Would black work? 

#2 MtFallsTodd

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Posted 27 March 2016 - 07:01 AM

I use a black bucket. Keeps fish calm and they keep natural colors.
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#3 Michael Wolfe

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Posted 27 March 2016 - 12:01 PM

I'm liking my blue (unnamed big box hardware store) bucket and a grey/silver one that I got as a gift. Some fish will actually darken significantly in a black bucket (like white bucket disease only backwards).

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#4 Irate Mormon

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Posted 27 March 2016 - 07:35 PM

I'm in the black camp.  Keep in mind, black buckets will heat up significantly faster that white ones in the sun.

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#5 Josh Blaylock

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Posted 28 March 2016 - 09:39 AM

Uland uses black.  Uland probably knows best


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#6 gerald

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Posted 29 March 2016 - 03:11 PM

Then of course there's MW's orange bucket trick for hyper-chromatizing yellowfin shiners.

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