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I have an OB zebra who had very dark black spots on it and now they are blue and grey.. it started after I switched him to a bigger tank about a month ago. He is about 2.5-3 inches. He is the dominant male and I believe is getting ready to mate. Any ideas why his colors are fading?
 

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It may not be the same situation but for male OB Peacocks black spots turning blue is the fish maturing and starting to colour up.
 

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fredd1e said:
It may not be the same situation but for male OB Peacocks black spots turning blue is the fish maturing and starting to colour up.
Interesting, I thought their colors would get brighter. He is an orange OB, will the orange change too?
 

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That's a good question. For male OB peacocks I can say that the colour should get stronger with age but for OB zebras I'm not so sure. I read that for some red zebras the colour can change from orange to light peach as the fish matures.
 

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Natural OB males do change and get more of blue sheen, and the black blotches may look different. Some males are very attractive, but I suppose sometimes you may not like the changes, some males lose the orange color, males vary a lot.
 
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