Why Is My Texas Changing Colors?

Discussion in 'Texas Cichlid' started by genniferh2, Apr 27, 2017.

  1. genniferh2

    genniferh2New MemberMember

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    Why is my Texas changing colors? I recently just noticed the change I have another Texas and everything is fine with him
     
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2017
  2. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    What color change are you referring to? It is not unusual for adult males to develop white fronts.

    It looks like you have some stocking issues which may end in bullied or dead fish, if you'd like to discuss them.
     
  3. slayer5590

    slayer5590Well Known MemberMember

    It is getting ready to breed which could end badly for all the rest of your fish.
     
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    genniferh2

    genniferh2New MemberMember

    I have a breeding pair of African cichlids that are in the same aquarium.

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    I haven't had any problems until this cichlid got bigger
     
  5. slayer5590

    slayer5590Well Known MemberMember

    That fish is Caquetaia spectabilis an uncommon SA cichlid.
     
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    genniferh2

    genniferh2New MemberMember

    Should I rehome this fish, it has killed 2 fish already
     
  7. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    Unless you want more fish to die, then yes. It sounds like you need to rehome more than just the one though, if you have a big male Texas. We can help you decide which ones to rehome, if you'd like. Can you list your tank size and fully stocking?
     
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    genniferh2

    genniferh2New MemberMember

    2 parrots, 2 jack demp, 2 texas, 1 read head, 3 africian, 1 unknown, 1 common pleco, 1 chocolate, 3 small africian fry.
     
  9. FlutterFish

    FlutterFishWell Known MemberMember

    Tank size?
     
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    genniferh2

    genniferh2New MemberMember

    Oh sorry 150
     
  11. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    And what species is the one you really want to keep? We can help you plan a stocking around that species (using some of the species you already have).
     
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    genniferh2

    genniferh2New MemberMember

    We wanna keep them all if possible.
     
  13. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    Unfortunately I don't think that is possible. You've lost fish already, and you'll lose more if you don't change something.
     
  14. Little Tank of Happiness

    Little Tank of HappinessWell Known MemberMember

    Post a pic of the 'unknown'?
     
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    genniferh2

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  16. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    It was ID'ed above.
     
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    genniferh2

    genniferh2New MemberMember

    What's the best way to tell the difference between a male and a female
     
  18. Little Tank of Happiness

    Little Tank of HappinessWell Known MemberMember

    Oh... just loaded haha (I'm on my phone).
     
  19. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

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