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Old 04-02-2014, 07:22 PM   #1
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Taiwan reef and Blue Ahli's Color?

When do they color up? Some at the lfs are black striped (taiwans) and they are about 3 inches long and have no color. Just silver with black stripes. The blue ahli is the same size with absolutely no blue. Is it because they are young or gender.
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Old 04-02-2014, 08:23 PM   #2
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They prob wnt color up good at store to begging with now tawain reefs do take a little longer to color up but my ahli colored right when I brought him home at about tht size....I still have both and they r the 2 most colorful fish I have
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Old 04-03-2014, 12:21 AM   #3
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Hmm yeah. Suppose we will see. If they don't will réhome them and just pay my lfs to order them.
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Old 04-04-2014, 01:39 AM   #4
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Any other opinions?
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:22 AM   #5
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Pics? Do you have females. And if we are talking about Haplochromis Stevani it does take them a long time to color up, my old one didn't show any orange until it was 6 inches,
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Here is my male at about 4 1/2". Hope it helps some
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Err taiwan to right, ahli too left
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Old 04-04-2014, 07:49 PM   #9
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Ahli.. Assuming its the trade name and not sciaenochromis ahli, should have color at 3inches. It is most likely a female.

I can't wait for my steveni Taiwan reef to color up! Probably another year of waiting :]
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Here is my male at about 4 1/2". Hope it helps some
That fish looks awesome!
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