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So, I just bought 9 demasoni from a LFS.

When purchased some had a very light shimmery gold section of scales on their sides. Around the front two fins(that stick out on each side like ears).

I thought nothing of it until one just recently got very ill and died.
Called the LFS and they are very sure that this is the sex difference/markers of p.demasoni and that the gold around the fins is common and I should not be concerned.

Now... my question is.... is that true?
All the pictures I have seen on this site and web do not have this same marking.
Did I buy sick fish? :-?
 

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As I told you in the other thread, you may be dealing with a disease called velvet. It has a gold shimmery appearance to it.

I had a large group of F1's, and there was no gold on them, nor on their wild parents, or any of the hundreds of fry they produced.

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Caught your other post and I appreciate all the information you have provided.

I just was getting conflicting information from the LFS and was frustrated that they were trying to tell me that it was normal.

Thanks for confirming that it is not normal!
 
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