Acei Cichlids Changing Color

Babieshark

Hello,
I recently obtained two AceI Cichlids "yellowtail." My question is do they change color? Because it went from light blue/pale white to dark blue, to almost black. BTW they are juvenile both about 1.5"
I have a power head that runs during the day and I turn it off at night so fishes can rest and not fight current. I notice while the power head is running they stay almost purple blue and when I turn it off they turn almaot white pale, and when I turn light off they become black!
Please tell me this is normal!

Thank you
 

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Demeter

This is a pretty common question and the answer is yes, cichlids change color depending on mood. They will change color if they are stressed, aggressive, or in breeding mode. They will also go form dark-light as they try to blend into their surroundings.
 

Babieshark

Thank you very much for the information!
 

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