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02-21-2008, 07:35 PM
I Have Peacocks The Blue One Have Turned To A Light Gray- Brown Color They Are Not Stressed The Water Temp Is 79 Any Ideas Please Help Me I Bought Them 3 Months Ago They Have Been This Color For Around5 Weeks The Pet Shop Said Gravel And And Stuff Was To Bright In Color

02-21-2008, 09:51 PM
Unfortunately, you may be the victim of a hormoned fish. They (usually the supplier not the fish store) feed the fish hormones to make the color come out very early in "late blooming" species like peacocks (usually don't color until larger than 2 inches). You may even have a female that the hormones made to look like a male. In time as the fish grows, if it is male, color should return but it may never be as bright as it was.

02-22-2008, 08:59 PM
What Are Ways You Can Tell If They Are Male Or Female They Are About Three Inches Now How Im Not Really Wanting To Breed How Many Males Can I But In A 75 Gal I Also Have Some That Sre Not Peacocks Will That Be Problem Later They Get Along Right Know