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wreck fish #1
i have 2 wreck fish
1 male
1 female

the male has done a massive transformation
he has gone from a nice orange colour to a multi colour
all his fins are black and from his mouth to half way along his body has gone to a nice purple colour
they look like perfect markings
he is healthy and eating well
is this normal
breeding maybe
i dont know
any ideas anyone thanks
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Re: wreck fish #2
any advice please
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Howard Howard
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Re: wreck fish #3
Been looking for you mate , but can't find anything ....

What sort of anthias is it , there are many varieties ... might help to pin it down .
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Re: wreck fish #4
im not sure howard
it is getting more colourful
it now has a neon blue colour thin line on top of black dorsal fin
its looking gorgeous
im not worried now as its obviously something they do
its still healthy and eating good
its gone a real deep purple with black fins the purple fades to a light pink colour
its just a shock how quick it has changed
all i can tell you about how it looked last week is that
it was bright orange with blue eye and a neon blue line running from eye towards centre of body
lfs where i bought it does not know either
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Re: wreck fish #5
Have a look on this page, third row down on far right, is this how it looked before the transformation?

Could you show us a photo, we wanna seeeee, and it would make it a bit easier to identify

http://www.oceanlight.com/lightbox.ph ... pseudanthias_squamipinnis
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Re: wreck fish #6
Edit that last post, fourth row down, far right
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Re: wreck fish #7
the female is in the background
the male at front
last week he looked exactly the same as her
sorry for pic quality
i only have a phone camera
but the transformation in a week is unreal
i cant find anything on the net about why they change

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Re: wreck fish #8
here is another pic of him

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Howard Howard
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Re: wreck fish #9
He's beautiful ( she is too ) ...

If they both seem healthy , then i wouldn't worry too much ( does the colour look like its 'meant to be like that' is the only way i can put it ....

If they are eating and happy , then i guess it's meant to happen and could be as a result of coming into season , or time of the year or whatever ...

Sorry i couldn't be of more help ...
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Re: wreck fish #10
thanks for the replies howard
i aint worried now
he does seem healthy
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