Lapradei Bichir colors washed out

AbrahamKing0

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Hey guys I have had two baby laps for about 3 months both were about the same size one now is about 5 inches and the other is like 3 1/2 inches but the one that’s 5 inches completely lost all colors he looks looks like a Senegal now but the other smaller one didn’t lose his colors so I’m so confused now! I have them under white sand with a black background and in a few weeks I’m about to change that to the red garnet sand for them! I feed them pellets tilapia, beef heart and blood worms sometimes krill too and shrimp! But yea I’m not sure where I’m going with this but will the bichir gain his colors back?
 

beau1990

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They're washed out because of the white sand. In nature bichirs an ambush type of predator and their colors/ patterns help them to blend in; therefore they are trying to blend in with the white. The red garnet sand will definitely make their colors pop though
 
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