Re: [RML] color

Phil (peekay at acay.com.au)
Thu, 15 Mar 2001 10:04:13 +1000

Birth control pills are female hormones (oestrogen and progesterone I
think), so should not help colour in most fish; being a mostly male
characteristic. You may have heard about this in terms of sex reversal, but
you don't want to go messing with this. Any hormones are best left right
alone.

Phil.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mach Fukada" <fukada at aloha.net>
To: <rainbowfish at pcug.org.au>
Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2001 5:56
Subject: Re: [RML] color

> 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
> > > tyronegenade at yahoo.com
> > > http://www.geocities.com/tyronegenade
> > >
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