I picked up this young adult male Salvini Cichlid, ( Cichlasoma Salvini ) two days ago from my favorite LFS
. I've kept Salvini over the years but I have never seen a male whose colors outshined the females until then. The store manager skillfully netted the little guy out of the display tank, which was stacked with Salvinis and Firemouths.
I put the new Salvini into the 65 gal
. Grow out tank which already housed two female Salvinis.
I just noticed that the new male and the largest female both were sporting full breeding colors
The male has the neon blue coloration. The female is bright yellow and red. Talk about a quick courtship. I'm going to transplant these two into the display tank after QT.