Phelsuma klemmeri colouration

Klemmeri

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Hi

I have bought two Phelsuma klemmeri from different owners. The one that should have been a female, but obviously is a male, has a very dull colouration. The colour is light blue (sky) WITHOUT any real glow/shine - unlike my other male. I suspect that the previous owner did not provide UVB and/or vitamins etc.
Do any of you have experience with the lack of shine despite proper UVB etc.?
It has been one week now and I can't see any changes. But 18 months of neglect might not be repaired in one week, or ever?
I don't know every Phelsuma so if you have experience with another species that regained shine feel free to share your experience :)

Sincerely,
Silas
 

acpart

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I kept P. klemmeri years ago and now have a gold dust day gecko and an electric blue gecko. I have read that different types of lighting does affect their coloration. I first read about this in the book "Day Geckos in Captivity" written by Leann and Greg Christenson and published in 2003. They have a pretty comprehensive section on lighting.

Aliza
 

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