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Old 11-26-2004, 04:52 PM   #1
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electric blue cichlid

when i got the electric blue's the male was blue and the female was grey. well here in the last couple of days she has turned bright blue also. is this normal? im sure its normal but what does that mean? thnks in advance
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2 Albino Kribensis - Pelvicachromis pulcher
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id like to know this anser too. some other people that might be able to help aslo is
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Old 11-26-2004, 05:32 PM   #3
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Hmm try going to that site ttopmustanggt88 mentioned....Dan
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Old 11-26-2004, 06:50 PM   #4
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electric blue cichlid

asked this in general descussion, figured i could ask her since ive gotten alot of help here. when i got the electric blue's the male was blue and the female was grey. well here in the last couple of days she has turned bright blue also. is this normal? im sure its normal but what does that mean? thnks in advance
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32 Gal FW community
2 Platies
3 Mollies (1 black 1 silver 1 dalmation)
1 Gold fish
1 African frog

32 gal prob. going to be SW
researching right now.

55 Gal. FW African Cichlids
2 Electric Blue Ahli - Sciaenochromis Ahli
1 Powder Blue Socolofi-Pseudotropheus Socolofi
2 Albino Kribensis - Pelvicachromis pulcher
1 Bumble Bee - Pseudotropheus Crabro
1 Unknown Cichlid
1 Pictus Cat - Pimelodus pictus
1 Clown Loach - Botia macracantha
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Old 11-26-2004, 06:52 PM   #5
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I have no expeience with blues, but cichlids tend to change color when finding a mate, or becoming sexually mature. Best bet is one of these.
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Old 11-26-2004, 06:54 PM   #6
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I am not familiar with this specie, but the coloration of fish changes with their mood.
It is likely that your female was more stressed then the male and that she got used to the new enviroment and thus got her normal coloration back. It may also have something to do with the fish maturing and changing colors a little.
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Old 11-26-2004, 06:57 PM   #7
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i don't think she got used to thing i have had them for about 6 months now. if it took her that long to get used to things then, i don't know. i was thinking the maturity thing. finding a mate? any other suggestions would be appreciated.
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2 Platies
3 Mollies (1 black 1 silver 1 dalmation)
1 Gold fish
1 African frog

32 gal prob. going to be SW
researching right now.

55 Gal. FW African Cichlids
2 Electric Blue Ahli - Sciaenochromis Ahli
1 Powder Blue Socolofi-Pseudotropheus Socolofi
2 Albino Kribensis - Pelvicachromis pulcher
1 Bumble Bee - Pseudotropheus Crabro
1 Unknown Cichlid
1 Pictus Cat - Pimelodus pictus
1 Clown Loach - Botia macracantha
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Old 11-26-2004, 07:00 PM   #8
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Juveniles (if we are talking about electric blue "ahli" or Sciaenochromis fryeri) are drab grey, so if you got them small then they might both be males. Hope you have a very large tank...
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Old 11-26-2004, 08:28 PM   #9
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As posted in the General forum, immature ahli's are all dull grey, and the males turn blue with maturity, females don't. If you have 2 blue ones, you have 2 males, and things might get a bit nasty between them.
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