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Hi just wondering if a large male yellow should have a black marble effect over the top of his head? my female is just straight yellow but the male has dark colouring over the top of his head and really black fins. just wondering if this is normal or is the fish sick? thanks

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Hi AusNative,

That is normal... As those fish grow they can adapt black tips across all fins and even a black hue over the body from the gill plate back.... We had a fully grown one that we used to call 'bruised banana' cos thats what it looked like!

It was suggested that males were black tipped etc whilst females are totally yellow. There is another thread on here that suggests that this is NOT the way to sex these fish... Its a pretty good guesstimate anyways...

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