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cherry barbs (does gravel color really matter?
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cherrybarb06
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PostPosted: 2006.12.28(Thu)19:39    Post subject: cherry barbs (does gravel color really matter? Reply with quote

I just set up my new 10 gallon aquarium. In about two weeks (to a month) I'm planning on adding some cherry barbs. The gravel that I chose is white and light brown. While on the internet I ran across some info. It said that the white gravel could harm freshwater fish and that cherry barbs prefer dark gravel. Is this true and if so how bad of a problem is it.
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tkipfer
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PostPosted: 2006.12.28(Thu)20:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really don't think the color of the gravel could harm fish in anyway. about the darker color gravel for the cherry barbs, a lot of fish do perfer a darker enviroment as it is darkrer where they come from but I have never seen any fish react badly or react at all for that matter to the color of cravel in the tank.
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Brave Dave
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PostPosted: 2006.12.29(Fri)12:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also with many species of fish a darker gravel will help bring out their colors. With a white substrate many fish look dull and pale. I don't think it really affects the well being of the fish, but is more of a personal preferance.
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