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post #1 of 9 Old 11-19-2010, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
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I recently bought a synspillum. How long until they get their color?
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post #2 of 9 Old 11-20-2010, 08:00 PM
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How big is your and when did you get him? When I bought mine beginning of September he was about 2". He started getting some color about a month later. He's now about 3.5".

This pic was taken September 6th when I first got him.


These were taken about a month later in the beginning of October.


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post #3 of 9 Old 11-20-2010, 08:19 PM
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That's a beautiful fish!

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post #4 of 9 Old 11-21-2010, 12:10 AM Thread Starter
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The fish is about 1.5" at the moment
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post #5 of 9 Old 11-21-2010, 03:23 AM
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I'd say give it another month or two and you may start to see some color coming in. This is my first experience owning a synspillum so can't really say for sure. But I think around the 3" mark is when mine started coloring up. They are a gorgeous fish when adults. Look at this pic of an exceptional adult I found on the web.
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post #6 of 9 Old 11-21-2010, 04:10 AM
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Thats an amazing fish!!

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post #7 of 9 Old 11-21-2010, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
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ok thanks. Yea they are beautiful fish. What do you feed yours?
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post #8 of 9 Old 11-21-2010, 11:48 AM
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Mine eats just about anything. I feed a staple of Omega One cichlid pellets and NLS. He also gets sinking shrimp pellets, Spirulina flake (while he's still small), assorted frozen foods (bloodworms, brine shrimp and krill), chopped fresh market shrimp and he loves zucchini and shelled peas. Oh yeah, I also have some sun dried river shrimp I occasionally feed.

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post #9 of 9 Old 11-21-2010, 12:12 PM Thread Starter
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Mine eats all of the same as well. His mouth is so small it is hard to feed him pellets. His diet consists mostly Omega One flakes and brine shrimp.
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