ob peacocks usually start showing blotchs very small... and i think it depends on the species as far as haps and peacocks go too.. also depends on the strain... i have a group of ngara flametails in with my tanganyikans and they are tiny like under 2' and one of them is already starting to color up.. and i know they arent hormoned cuz i bought them from a well known and respected hobbyist.. just a really good strain.. then you have a fish like taiwan reef hap and it took that thing over a year of me having it to color up...
my taiwan reef colored up at about 3 inches. For the longest time he looked female. Then a tiny bit of blue on face. Then added more taiwans which were smaller, took 2 days to pretty much fully color up. OB peacocks are hard to tell, as some will show color immediately due to the genes, where as others have late coloring species in them, so i would say usually around 3-4 inches generally most fish color up.
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