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Hokyfish 11-19-2010 09:34 PM

I recently bought a synspillum. How long until they get their color?

jeaninel 11-20-2010 08:00 PM

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.

aunt kymmie 11-20-2010 08:19 PM

That's a beautiful fish!

Hokyfish 11-21-2010 12:10 AM

The fish is about 1.5" at the moment

jeaninel 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.

thefishboy 11-21-2010 04:10 AM

Thats an amazing fish!!

Hokyfish 11-21-2010 11:19 AM

ok thanks. Yea they are beautiful fish. What do you feed yours?

jeaninel 11-21-2010 11:48 AM

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.

Hokyfish 11-21-2010 12:12 PM

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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