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Electric blue acara heads turning white


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https://www.reddit.com/r/Cichlid/comments/j99zf6/their_heads_turned_white_today_this_is_a_week/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share i posted about it on reddit and got mixed feedback. Tank params are 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite, 10 nitrate, 7.8 ph, 76 degrees. I added what looks to be the opposite sex to what I have now and after a week their heads were white and then faded in and out. Any help is appreciated!

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My EBAs heads change colors often, and in my case it has been mood related. They go from Black/grayish to a faded pale color. I have one on my 75 gallon that has tried pairing up with my Blood Parrot and has been changing quite often and I notice a little extra breeding related aggression when they go a little more pale. It hasn't been anything to worry about in my tanks. 

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Had similar question and observations. One of our adult females always turned pale in the head and body when ready to spawn. Now, with all of our fry, we can go through and easily pick out the females due to this same discoloration. I think it's a female thing, not a disease. Perhaps the pheromones released by one in spawning mood affect the others? We have about 25-30 in a tank growing out. Easy to see who the guys and gals are. 

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