Bumble bee cichlid Color change - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 04-08-2009, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
aquakid's Avatar
Bumble bee cichlid Color change

I have a 75g malawian community. I have three bumble bee chichlids whith 19 other cichlids. I just recently did a 50% water change and raised the pH. He has turned much more black than the others. What could be going on. Thanks.
aquakid is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old 04-09-2009, 11:17 AM
Fishin Pole's Avatar
Hello................its hard to say, but a few questions for you.........How long has the tank been set up for?.......Are these adult fish or juveniles?.......Do you know the sex of the fish that is changing his colors?..........IMO, doing a 50% water change is too much, unless you were having a bad water parameters readings..........I would never do more than 25 to 30%
Fishin Pole is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 04-09-2009, 11:39 AM
New Member
bumblebees do this often..theyre often nicknamed "chameleon" cichlids..

can be from stress, or often a sign of dominance, or during mating. My males (three of them) change colors very quickly very often depending on how feisty they are with each other..then return to normal once they calm down.

sounds like he is stressed out from the water change
invictusmaneo is offline  

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
gourami color change?? blueblue48 Anabantids 2 05-02-2008 02:04 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome