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PostSubject: african lungfish lost color   african lungfish lost color Icon_minitime4/14/2012, 9:51 am

I have an african lungfish not sure what species but all of a sudden he got sick and his eyes glazed over, just his eyes nothing else on his body ofther than some natural slime. I got him over that and now(about 2 weeks later)he has lost his color. He turn extremly pale in less than 24 hours but still has an appetite. Need some advice i dont want to let him go.
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PostSubject: Re: african lungfish lost color   african lungfish lost color Icon_minitime4/14/2012, 10:56 am

how big is your tank?
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PostSubject: Re: african lungfish lost color   african lungfish lost color Icon_minitime4/14/2012, 11:01 am

40 gal tank, he is about 18 in long. The tank is 36 long x 18wide x 17 H
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PostSubject: Re: african lungfish lost color   african lungfish lost color Icon_minitime4/14/2012, 11:07 am

lungfish arent bred for color. they are generally inactive slobs in aquariums. lol.

u might want to go for an axolotl instead. same general body type. cuter, relatively active and smaller sized. ^_^
essentially these are just like water dogs


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PostSubject: Re: african lungfish lost color   african lungfish lost color Icon_minitime4/14/2012, 11:10 am

Well mine has always had a nice deep color, very active hunter. Would not classify as a "slob" cleans his tanks of all meals. Thats why i need help as to why he would loose his color in less than 24 hours
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PostSubject: Re: african lungfish lost color   african lungfish lost color Icon_minitime4/14/2012, 11:23 am

hmmm you should post a picture to ID it. because if you dont know the species 40 gal might be getting too small. most lungfish spp can grow to 3 to 6 feet, fish dont grow to the size of the tank.
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PostSubject: Re: african lungfish lost color   african lungfish lost color Icon_minitime4/14/2012, 11:26 am

Yes but he is only 18in long in a 36x18x17 tank 40 gal tank would that cause the rapid color change?
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PostSubject: Re: african lungfish lost color   african lungfish lost color Icon_minitime4/14/2012, 11:33 am

It is not allowing me to post picture
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PostSubject: Re: african lungfish lost color   african lungfish lost color Icon_minitime4/17/2012, 7:36 am

Well Mchumba is doing amazing now
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PostSubject: Re: african lungfish lost color   african lungfish lost color Icon_minitime4/18/2012, 1:40 pm

http://usafishbox.forumotion.com/t3696-how-to-post-a-pic-picture-walkthrough?highlight=post+pic

heres how to post pics.

do note that as your lung gets older and bigger, itll need a bigger tank because itll get larger than 3ft easily. also i will get less active.

as a youngster it mightve been sleek and active, but as an adult; fat and sluggish. like the average american
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PostSubject: Re: african lungfish lost color   african lungfish lost color Icon_minitime4/18/2012, 1:43 pm

Thanks but i am smarter than the average bear, I bought him at 17in knowing all the odds and ends.
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PostSubject: Re: african lungfish lost color   african lungfish lost color Icon_minitime4/18/2012, 1:56 pm

well thats good ^_^
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PostSubject: Re: african lungfish lost color   african lungfish lost color Icon_minitime4/18/2012, 1:58 pm

sorry i could help much with my limited knowledge. you should check out forum sites that cater to monster fish keeping like ......
http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/
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PostSubject: Re: african lungfish lost color   african lungfish lost color Icon_minitime4/20/2012, 7:30 pm

also do not think your lungfish is dead, even if it looks dead. lungfish have learned to endure some harsh conditions by secreting a mucous substance around them--like a snot cocoon that looks like key lime yogurt. it looks very dead, but in fact hibernating. i guess the only 100% sure way of telling whether a lungfish is truly dead or just in hypersleep is it starts to rot.
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