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HELP FISH TURNING BLACK
HELP FISH TURNING BLACK
HELP FISH TURNING BLACK
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Hi I am new to taking care of Cichlids, I have 4 African and one tiger Oscar in a 75 Gallon Tank. They have all been content with one another, and all have there own territory. They also do the usual chasing each other once in a while. But not a whole lot. I recently noticed my yellow and black striped cichlid (Dave) has turned more black with a little hint of blue? I'm not sure on it's sex/gender but did not know if this was normal? What should I do different and or is there something wrong with my tank?

Thanks to anyone who responds!
posted by: Sabrina Bruening

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May 19th, 2017
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Alexander Langer (a) » posted 2017/05/20 03:02 am
Dave is actually a female auratus (Melanochromis auratus, see here: https://www.cichlids.com/browse/species/melanochromis_auratus.html )

The black/blue on in the back is a male auratus.

Dave looks very healthy and normal, so I wouldn't worry.
Vince Cooper (m) » posted 2017/05/24 11:23 am
Sir Charles Buckingham the First » posted 2017/11/30 08:11 pm
:)

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Alexander Langer
02:33

cool
Alexander Langer
04:28

still no idea, but very nice shot
Sammy Ramos
20:32

Ty
Alexander Langer
02:20

cool, awesome shot!
Alexander Langer
03:12

No idea, since its full colors are not developed yet. Maybe wait a bit unt
Alexander Langer
03:40

Hello Diana, welcome to the site :-) Nice shot!
Alexander Langer
04:36

welcome back to the hobby :)