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Old 08-20-2006, 12:15 AM   #1
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Imperator angel color morph

I've read that juveniles don't morph into the vibrant colors of those caught as mature adults; they kinda start the color transformation, but never complete it. Is this well documented, or just a myth?
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I have found no evidence of this. I would submit that the coloration morph may take longer in captive fish due to restrictions that may slow growth. Imperators sold as "medium" still may possess some juvenile coloration under their adult pattern.
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Thanks!

I googled forever and couldn't find any worthwhile resources. That website covers it all.
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I bought mine at 1 inch, he is now 5 inches. He has continually morphed and is about 3/4's way through to adult stage. But I feel that it has slowed somewhat, moreso than the wild counterparts. But that goes with all captive fish, they tend to grow/change to what their surroundings provide, a smaller tank will stunt growth, a larger tank will encourage it.
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I've read that it does take longer to morph to the adult coloration in captivity. With the proper supplements (Selcon) and dietary needs, you shouldn't have a problem achieving great results with the color transformation
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