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I have recieved some elongatus mpangas juveniles in the mail. The adults are blue and black striped with yellow tails. The juveniles that I have recieved in the mail are brownish in color. Is this cause of the shipping or is this there normal color till they grow? Also do they lose their color when they are shipped. Please help with this>
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Robert
 

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alot of fish color up as they get older...they're probably just not mature yet....
 

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The profile says that they are dimorphic and females are brownish. The article says that males color up at about 2 months of age.
 

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spoiler73 said:
Also do they lose their color when they are shipped.
no.. no fish loses anything from shipping, they get stressed out and might show stress signs but they go away soon after introducing them to a tank
 

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Yes, juveniles are kinda drab and dominant males color up beatifully. This is true of the vast majority of species from Lake Malawi. Odd that you are serious enough to order fish but did not understand this.

Yes, the fish get stressed out when shipped and it effects their color.
 
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