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greshakei(ice blue zebra)

Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:55 am

do these all start off as blue juveniles and the females go brownish

brought some fish labelled as these and they are all blue but no colour in the fins yet

Re: greshakei(ice blue zebra)

Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:04 am

Here is the species profile and you can see pics of juveniles and females.
https://www.cichlid-forum.com/profiles/ ... php?id=794

Re: greshakei(ice blue zebra)

Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:46 am

looks like i have some mislabeled fish then

i thought they looked more like Pseudotropheus socolofi Powder blue
one of them has a slight bit of back on the dorsal fin

Re: greshakei(ice blue zebra)

Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:26 pm

I don't think black on the dorsal should be there at any age.

From your description (all blue juveniles) I was wondering about hormones.

Re: greshakei(ice blue zebra)

Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:28 pm

they are all pale blue with darker bars just about visable

Re: greshakei(ice blue zebra)

Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:23 am

showed pictures to a local fish breeder /trader and she says they are cobalt blues

Re: greshakei(ice blue zebra)

Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:37 am

Still should not be any black on the dorsal of a cobalt blue (which is really Metriaclima callainos).
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