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When I had my saltwater tank I would soak the food of my Ocellaris with the inside of 4mg gelcaps of astaxanthin and their colors really popped. Anyone tried this out on goldfish with the same effect?

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No I havent but I did read up on it and it seems interesting.... :)

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It makes sense, considered astaxanthin is a carotenoid. I am sure this would make the colors in most goldfish pop, but probably could cause "side effects" with white fish (yellow tinging) and black fish (more likely to turn orange).

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It makes sense, considered astaxanthin is a carotenoid. I am sure this would make the colors in most goldfish pop, but probably could cause "side effects" with white fish (yellow tinging) and black fish (more likely to turn orange).

You are exactly right, Fang! Hikari purple bags contain lots of astaxanthin, and while the food definitely enhances color, there have been reported issues of color bleeding and staining the white.

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