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Old 03-31-2014, 08:20 PM   #1
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Hongi island keepers, question about coloring.

I got this fish yesterday, ( I have been expanding my tanks and switching stock around, hence all the posts) and from what I know it's a male, although it is displaying femalesc colors. I know that Juveniles will display sub dominant colors. My question, is this how most juveniles look? I'm very happy with the yellow, although I would like the sky blue body to come in. Is this normal? Do I have a bad strain? Should I expect it to stay purple? Or will it lighten up, show more blue, as it matures. I have no experience with this fish, and google hasn't been able to answer these questions. It's about an inch and a half right now. Click image for larger version

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Old 04-03-2014, 12:35 PM   #2
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If anyone checks this, and wants to know the answer, yes this is normal. He started showing that white/sky blue coloring last night. It's amazing how much their colors can change, went from brown/purple to white/blue, then back again. Will try to get some pics. Really good looking fish.
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Old 04-24-2014, 10:50 AM   #3
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Colored up, they change colors really fast.
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Yea my guy changes his color up pretty quick wish he was more dominant so he always show good color but my ice blue keeps him colored down unless he flares up at another fish.

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Old 04-24-2014, 11:00 AM   #5
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Yea my guy changes his color up pretty quick wish he was more dominant so he always show good color but my ice blue keeps him colored down unless he flares up at another fish.

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It's quite amazing how fast they change. I'll pull the camera out, and it's gone.
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What is it? It's beautiful
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Old 04-24-2014, 02:48 PM   #7
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Hongi Island Cichlid.
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He's tiny right now too, only like 2"
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Wow! I love all the yellow. How big is that one ?
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