I went on vacation for a week over the thanksgiving holiday and when i came back, my dark coppery colored fantail was unrecognizable! He is turning a pale orange color with some dark patches still left on his face and back. I've done some research online and it seems that this is fairly common, but it was quite surprising to me. I know there are some goldie people on this forum. Has anyone had a similar experience?
I've had a black fancy tailed goldie for 8 months and have not had that experience. He's almost died 3 times from neglect :( but I've not seen anything like that. I hope you figure it out. You know me I just throw some stresscoat in there and forget about it. It saved him all three times. maybe?
I've had this experience but it was the other way round. I saved one of my Shubunkins from a green tanks, she was almost white, after a few weeks she was orange , white with black patches! It could be neglect or the food, did you put in a feeder block or someone fed them while you where away?
Ha ha, trust me, it wasn't neglect. These are three very spoiled goldfish. Alasse, i'm curious how quickly yours have changed colors. It was quite a shock to come back after being gone only one week and to find a completely different looking fish in my tank! He loses a bit of color ever day!