Re: [RML] color

Mach Fukada (fukada at aloha.net)
Tue, 13 Mar 2001 21:56:51 -1000 (HST)

I heard from someone it was a crushed up birth control pill. Can't
remember which one...
MTF

On Wed, 14 Mar 2001, Andrew Boyd wrote:

> Tyrone,
>
> if you can get hold of the Wattley book on discus (the first one, can't
> remember the title, someone else has my copy) that he did for TFH, it
> mentions exactly which hormones are used by unscrupulous Discus traders to
> boost coloration in their fish.
>
> I know what testosterone is, I have a constant oversupply of it :)
>
> That is my excuse for the hair loss, anyhow.
>
> Cheers, Andrew
>
> On Tue, 13 Mar 2001, Tyrone Genade wrote:
>
> > On 13 Mar 2001, at 20:19, Andrew Boyd wrote:
> >
> > > Isn't it testosterone for blue? Or is it green?
> >
> > I thinkit is guanine for the green colour. I don't think testosterone
> > can cause any colour pigmentation. Being a hormone, enough
> > testoterone to cause colour would also cause testicles.:-)
> >
> > The irridescent colours are normally due to crystals under the skin.
> >
> > > > On Mon, 12 Mar 2001 Piabinha at aol.com wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > is there anything that you can feed fish to accentuate the colors?
> >
> > A healthy varied diet should increase colour and overall health. The
> > colour normally comes as a partner to good health and the right
> > environment factors e.g. morning sunshine.
> >
> > Bye
> >
> > Tyrone Genade
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> >
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