Yasuhikotakia splendida colouration

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Mad Duff
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Yasuhikotakia splendida colouration

Post by Mad Duff » Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:11 am

These two fish are part of my group of 15 Y. splendida, I had noticed a small bit of colouration on one of my group a while ago but nothing to this extent:

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This is definately not artificial colouring or a problem with the fish as the intensity of colouration changes and rapidly at times, I am assumimg that this is male maturity/spawning colouration as I have never heard reports of it been seen before
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Re: Yasuhikotakia splendida colouration

Post by Jim Powers » Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:03 am

That's very interesting!!
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Re: Yasuhikotakia splendida colouration

Post by Northern Monkey » Fri Sep 09, 2011 4:18 pm

Nice fish Mark,How did they mix when you put them with your established group?
Blushing splendida loaches :oops:
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Re: Yasuhikotakia splendida colouration

Post by EmilyMarie85 » Fri Sep 09, 2011 4:27 pm

Beautiful!

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Re: Yasuhikotakia splendida colouration

Post by Mad Duff » Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:25 pm

Its certainly unusual Jim, I did see a photo of a large wild rostrata last year with a lot of red colouration and am wondering if this was a similar thing.

Neil they settled in lovely mate, not as much clicking as I expected but all 15 seem happy enough today :D

Thank you EmilyMarie :)
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Re: Yasuhikotakia splendida colouration

Post by Barracuda518 » Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:52 pm

Very interesting indeed. I dont think Ive seen any with that coloration before. Please keep me updated.

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