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I got what i think is a flame tail peacock but it's just now starting to color. This fish is about 4" long and has a blue jaw line and is starting to get a orange body.

So how long should it take to fully color out .

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wow 4in and its just starting to show color?? i got a same one .he starting to show color when he was 2in or so ..now he's about 4in with about full color...all i got to say is feed them with a good food like NLS,and alot of water change...
 

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color is also dependent on whether the male is dominant (alpha male of the group)... a male who is low in teh peeking order may not show much color, even if mature. Since you male may now be in a situation in which he can color up, he may be on the way to coloring up in the next few weeks.

Food has little to do with whether the male colors up or not, it is a peeking order thing. NLS may make the yellow-orange colors better.
 

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noki said:
color is also dependent on whether the male is dominant (alpha male of the group)... a male who is low in teh peeking order may not show much color, even if mature. Since you male may now be in a situation in which he can color up, he may be on the way to coloring up in the next few weeks.

Food has little to do with whether the male colors up or not, it is a peeking order thing. NLS may make the yellow-orange colors better.
how can you tell which one is the dominnant male ?? cause i got a all male show tanks i dont reay know who's the boss of the tank?
 
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