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Peacock variety that color up fast?

Postby DoctorWebs88 » Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:07 pm

I am wondering if there are any Peacocks that color up faster than others?

My Strawberry Peacock and Sunshine Peacock have had color since I got them (about 2 inches). They have both colored up more since then, about 3 months ago. My other Peacocks are Blue Regal, Red Shoulder, and Ruby Red. None of them are showing much color at all. They are about 3 inches right now.
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Re: Peacock variety that color up fast?

Postby Chester B » Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:40 pm

If they are the dominant species in the tank they will start showing color at a couple of inches.

OB peacocks (hybrid) are pretty colorful from the get go.
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Re: Peacock variety that color up fast?

Postby TTUhouston » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:21 pm

Good luck. ....

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Re: Peacock variety that color up fast?

Postby DJRansome » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:58 pm

It also could be that the strawberry being a hybrid and in the red color family is intimidating the pure peacocks and the ruby red. In an all male tank some will show max color and others at the bottom of the pecking order may show little or no color. The strawberry may be dominant.
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Re: Peacock variety that color up fast?

Postby DoctorWebs88 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:40 am

Ok... So hybrids (the strawberry) are colorful from very early on. That explains his colorfulness.

My Sunshine Peacock, I'm convinced that he is the dominant Peacock of the tank. Both because of his coloration and his attitude. So that explains his coloration.

And hopefully with some time, my others will show a little color, but probably less if they are subdominant.

So I guess to answer my question... There aren't any Peacocks that color up faster than others. There are Hybrids and OBs, which are in a class of their own. And there is THE dominant male, who will color up faster than the others.

Thank you everyone for your responses.
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Re: Peacock variety that color up fast?

Postby DJRansome » Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:30 am

Hybrids can be more aggressive than other peacocks which adds to the chance that they will be dominant.
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Re: Peacock variety that color up fast?

Postby DoctorWebs88 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:26 am

Wow, and here I thought I had done enough research before diving into Africans, haha.

What are some other common names for Hybrid Peacock variations? That way I can avoid them when I'm at my local fish shop.
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Re: Peacock variety that color up fast?

Postby Fogelhund » Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:47 am

DoctorWebs88 wrote:Wow, and here I thought I had done enough research before diving into Africans, haha.

What are some other common names for Hybrid Peacock variations? That way I can avoid them when I'm at my local fish shop.


OB Peacock
Strawberry Peacock
Firefish
Firefish Coral Red
Sunset
Dragonblood
are a few off the top of my head.
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