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Old 11-30-2007, 07:09 PM   #1
 
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Blue....Black Striped

Hey, iv previously had account on this site and cant remmeebr any of it....long time ago.....anyways......i have a 10 gallon tank with just 4 blue cichlids that have black stripes.......just curious to know why 2 of them are kinda yellow now......and how big do they grow?......it doesnt look like they are growing......3 are about 1-1 1/2 inches the big one is like 2inches
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Old 11-30-2007, 08:13 PM   #2
 
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Hey, iv previously had account on this site and cant remmeebr any of it....long time ago.....anyways......i have a 10 gallon tank with just 4 blue cichlids that have black stripes.......just curious to know why 2 of them are kinda yellow now......and how big do they grow?......it doesnt look like they are growing......3 are about 1-1 1/2 inches the big one is like 2inches
Hi.

Do you have pictures of these fish?
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Old 11-30-2007, 08:21 PM   #3
 
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Hey, iv previously had account on this site and cant remmeebr any of it....long time ago.....anyways......i have a 10 gallon tank with just 4 blue cichlids that have black stripes.......just curious to know why 2 of them are kinda yellow now......and how big do they grow?......it doesnt look like they are growing......3 are about 1-1 1/2 inches the big one is like 2inches
Hi.

Do you have pictures of these fish?




no sorry i dont have any pics.....they are just yellow now dont know why.....they were blue before lol but they act normal.....can you look into it for me and let me know thatnks.
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Old 12-01-2007, 01:27 PM   #4
 
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yes i do here is the pic of the 2 that are yellow lupin......i just put them up in my tank profiles
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Old 12-01-2007, 01:37 PM   #5
 
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i was just surfing the net to find out why they are yellow and i came across this forum and she was saying that the males turn yellow when they mature. Ture or False? and why?




Re: Blue Kenya Cichlids
by Pam Chin on Mon Oct 15, 2007 8:07 pm

Hi Bellingham,

The scientific name for this fish is Metriaclima lombardoi, the common name is Kenyi. They fry, juveniles and females are a beautiful blue fish with black bars. When the males mature they turn yellow with black bars. They are going to be too aggressvie for your tank, and they also will require different water conditions and diet. Sorry!

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Old 12-02-2007, 02:03 PM   #6
 
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i was just surfing the net to find out why they are yellow and i came across this forum and she was saying that the males turn yellow when they mature. Ture or False?
True. This is also true of other cichlids. But yours in specific are Kenyi, and the males do change from blue to yellow when they mature. Why? I dunno, ask mother nature.
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