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Hi all, I have bought about 4 1.5" greshakeis about 4 months ago. I thought I really like the male's blue wash with orange fin highlights. However, they are now at 3 inches and all 4 of them look like this:


Do you think the male will ever show colour or perhaps I have the infernal luck of buying 4 females? I have to note though, that there were the only 4 greshakeis in the mbuna tank at the LFS and I bought them all. :?

Thanks for any feedback!
 

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Here's a pic of my male Greshakei. He's about 3 inches as well, and he's not the dominant fish in the tank.

 

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Ok then, that settles it. 4 females, unluckily :x . Either I remove the species as a whole or trade females for a male. Thanks for your input!
 

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Wow, and my luck has it I have 4-5 males and 1-2 females. Not sure on one and really I'm guessing by looking at their coloration. If you were closer I'd trade.
 

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Wow.... Guessed I spoke too soon in the first post a month ago. 2 weeks after that post, one of those brown fish turned into this beauty:



And after 2 more weeks of posturing I have a holding female :D :D :D
 

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You might have another male in the bunch, which would explain for him waiting so long to show colour. He probably just couldn't resist the maturing female! It wasn't worth it for him to fly under the radar anymore.

I find these guys to be very difficult to sex visually unless you remove each male as it colours up.

Kim
 

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Thanks guys :)

Kim: You are probably right that I may have another male. Lets see then, I do not think in a 55g more than one male will colour up, but I am really pleased with this one for now.
 
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