Best Substrate Color to bring out color contrast in Curupira

Alvin_c

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What substrate color best brings out the color contrast (light grey-white top -> middle lateral black bar -> dark bottom color) of the black wolf fish (curupira)?

I think a black substrate makes the whole fish black which is what I'm trying to avoid.
 

Dovii kid

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As stated, a lighter substrate will help. I started slowly taking my black gravel out during water changes and noticed my guy get lighter in color. Like you I prefer the lighter color.
 
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