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Aquatic_Fan 11-30-2007 06:09 PM

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

Lupin 11-30-2007 07:13 PM

Re: Blue....Black Striped
 
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Originally Posted by Aquatic_Fan
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?

Aquatic_Fan 11-30-2007 07:21 PM

Re: Blue....Black Striped
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Lupin
Quote:

Originally Posted by Aquatic_Fan
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.

Aquatic_Fan 12-01-2007 12:27 PM

Re: Blue....Black Striped
 
yes i do here is the pic of the 2 that are yellow lupin......i just put them up in my tank profileshttp://fishforum.com/userpix/4096_DSCN0360_1.jpg

Aquatic_Fan 12-01-2007 12:37 PM

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!

Cichlid Power!
Pam

http://www.cichlidae.info/askpam/vie...hp?f=15&p=2579

SKAustin 12-02-2007 01:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Aquatic_Fan
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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