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Mdoka White Lips Question

Postby jdhoggg » Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:04 pm

I have a Mdoka White Lips I bought a while back that was sold to me as a male. It has grown to about 5 inches and is a dark blue on its head, but the rest of his body is still light. Can anyone shed some light on this?
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Re: Mdoka White Lips Question

Postby DJRansome » Mon Feb 01, 2021 2:43 pm

Female white lips have the rep of being colorful.
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Re: Mdoka White Lips Question

Postby jdhoggg » Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:16 pm

Here is a picture of the fish. I would think it would have been a darker blue all over the body by now if it were a male.
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Re: Mdoka White Lips Question

Postby gverde » Wed Feb 17, 2021 3:15 pm

I have raised and bred the white lips a few times. All the ones I have bred and seen have the typical darker blue bodies. Yours seems really light blue. Is he a sub dominant fish in your tank?
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