Orange freckles on skin???

Discussion in 'Angelfish' started by Aquaphobia, Jun 13, 2016.

  1. Aquaphobia

    AquaphobiaFishlore LegendMember

    I was just observing Colin at close range and noticed what look like freckles all along his head and back. He's always had a bit of a "tan" in that area but the bright orange spots are new! Does this mean that more of his natural colour is coming in? Does the orange colour (on a koi for example) start out as freckles?
    bizaliz3, I need you!
     
  2. bizaliz3

    bizaliz3Fishlore LegendMember

    Gosh I don't know :-( can you get a pic for me? I am hoping he's just coloring up more!
     
  3. OP
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    Aquaphobia

    AquaphobiaFishlore LegendMember

    I tried:p
    IMG_20160613_190249171.jpgIMG_20160613_190245599.jpgIMG_20160613_190239886.jpg
     
  4. bizaliz3

    bizaliz3Fishlore LegendMember

    I wish I could give you an answer. But I just don't know. I am hoping it's just him continuing to blossom!!!!
     
  5. OP
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    Aquaphobia

    AquaphobiaFishlore LegendMember

    I hope so too! I know that his fins are still growing so it would be really cool if his colours continue to develop, too:)
     
  6. chromedome52

    chromedome52Fishlore VIPMember

    The red "freckles" are a common characteristic of wild Scalare Angels. It is uncommon, but not unknown, for them to appear on aquarium bred fish. The closer to wild generations, the more likely they might show them.
     
  7. OP
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    Aquaphobia

    AquaphobiaFishlore LegendMember

    Wow, that's really interesting! Thanks chromedome:)

    Do you know if the freckles have a purpose? Are they a display to other fish?
     




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