Wild Cyanoguttatus Color Morph

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Wild Cyanoguttatus Color Morph

Post by dandempsey » Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:42 am

I know color morphs have been a topic of controversy in many discussions. The fish in the video was about 6 inches (15 centimeters) long, and was found in the San Marcos River in San Marcos Texas, U.S.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8Nm1vFAlBw

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Re: Wild Cyanoguttatus Color Morph

Post by Ctrl_Alt_Dlt » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:04 am

I remember seeing some central american cichlids with that dark color in various areas like that too. I assume it due to a dark color pigment mutation that distors the natural fish color in various areas. I have seen some pictures on monsterfishkeepers.com with this similar type of coloration on red terrors and jack dempsey's.

That is an awesome video though. Did you tape it yourself? The sunfish look amazing too.

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Re: Wild Cyanoguttatus Color Morph

Post by smitty » Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:31 pm

Never seen anything like that. I was wondering do you think the color is from breeding or wanting to breed.
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Re: Wild Cyanoguttatus Color Morph

Post by Rick Thibert » Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:44 am

Looks like a genetic abnormality (to the usual of the species anyway)............. I wouldn't think this is a courtship dress.

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Re: Wild Cyanoguttatus Color Morph

Post by Aquamojo » Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:43 am

It looks like that fish has some scale erosion....possibly just sick.
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Re: Wild Cyanoguttatus Color Morph

Post by Philippe Burnel » Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:04 am

If the fish was the only one with such color I think it's just an abnormality. of pigment. I've already seen fishes with such black marking on the head, just on one side.
I even got a fish who get the black marking when becoming old, it had a normal coloration when young.
Did you see other fishes with this pigmentation ?

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Re: Wild Cyanoguttatus Color Morph

Post by Rick Thibert » Wed Sep 14, 2011 2:44 am

I would agree Philippe! I once had a brood of dovii with one fry having a "John Dory" looking purple spot on one side. It was rather interesting that it's siblings picked on it................................

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Re: Wild Cyanoguttatus Color Morph

Post by Lisachromis » Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:03 pm

I understand that myco can cause dark patches on a fish as well. :?:

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Re: Wild Cyanoguttatus Color Morph

Post by Rick Thibert » Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:04 am

"Myco" Lisa??

Please do tell more! :)

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Re: Wild Cyanoguttatus Color Morph

Post by Lisachromis » Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:04 pm

http://rainbowfish.angfaqld.org.au/Myco.htm

Some pics in a thread here - http://www.rainbowfish.info/forum/viewt ... cf885cb84b

http://www.bookmasters.com/marktplc/003 ... rticle.pdf

From above link
MB Symptoms. The jaw ulceration shown in this diseased Angelfish is similar to what I saw in my Goyder Rainbow that was diagnosed with MB in 2005. Other MB symptoms reported in the literature are skin ulcers, emaciation, swollen bodies (dropsy), abnormal swimming, lethargy, pop-eye, abdominal swelling (ascites), abnormal skin blackening (“Black Head” disease), reduced reproduction, spinal deformities, and unnatural weight gain

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