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I have a male met. red top Galleriya that's not really coloringg up the way he should, could my dominate male met. red zebra be preventing him from doing so??? I know I shouldn't keep two met. species together and I'm in the process of removing the red zebras cause I really like the red tops and they are an f1 breeding group and I don't want cross breeding
 

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Maybe....I know in my 55 gallon tank my alpha was a fireline mloto and last week my regal blue took over command and within 2 days he turned from a gray / black color to the normal peacock iridescent blue w/ light hints of red.
 

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I think I missed the question in here...
sorry it was kinda hidden in there :oops: my bad
I have a male met. red top Galleriya that's not really coloringg up the way he should,
could my dominate male met. red zebra be preventing him from doing so??
 

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I had those red tops for a while and found that they were easily intimidated into losing color. They are spectacular when fired up though!
 

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Fogelhund said:
Yes, dominant males of one species, can prevent dominant species of other fish from colouring up.
ok then that must be it, my zed zebra swims around with his dorsal fin all spread out and he is an almost pink color and has a very iridescent blue sheen to him but my red top has just stayed blue with dark blue/black stripes except once he turned very light blue/white with the dark stripes and dark beard and swam around very erratically chasing everything for like 30 seconds then went back to his old look and temperament

heres my red zebra


my red top galleriya, normal


my red top galleriya, fired up
 

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malawimix said:
I had those red tops for a while and found that they were easily intimidated into losing color. They are spectacular when fired up though!
ya i really liked to look of him when he was colored up. I think im going to remove the red zebras leaving only 4 yellow tail acei, 4 yellow labs, 4 red tops, and 1 syno, hopefully with just those other very tame species in there he will take over control and stay that way :dancing:
 
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