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greshakei(ice blue zebra)

Postby lambretta » 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
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Re: greshakei(ice blue zebra)

Postby DJRansome » 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
125G Borleyi, Multipunctata
75G Demasoni, Msobo, Lucipinnis
75G Calvus, Similis, Petricola
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Re: greshakei(ice blue zebra)

Postby lambretta » 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
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Re: greshakei(ice blue zebra)

Postby DJRansome » 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.
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Re: greshakei(ice blue zebra)

Postby lambretta » Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:28 pm

they are all pale blue with darker bars just about visable
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Re: greshakei(ice blue zebra)

Postby lambretta » Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:23 am

showed pictures to a local fish breeder /trader and she says they are cobalt blues
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Re: greshakei(ice blue zebra)

Postby DJRansome » 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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