Mbuna Coloring Up

Discussion in 'African Cichlids' started by Koi V Koi, Aug 25, 2019.

  1. Koi V Koi

    Koi V KoiValued MemberMember

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    On average how long does it take Mbuna to color up to their adult coloration?
     
  2. Demeter

    DemeterFishlore VIPMember

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    Size is more of the determining factor rather than age. I’d say around 1.5-2in or so depending on the species of mbuna. Many mbuna already have adult coloration as juveniles, such as yellow labs and zebras. At 2.5-3in you should be able to easily determine gender based on coloration and behavior.

    I think my peacocks took a good 8+ months before they could spawn and that was right around 2-2.5in
     
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