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Color signals

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by MickeM, Mar 15, 2016.

  1. MickeM

    MickeM Active Member

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    I searched the web and found this interesting link concerning some of North American Killi-fishes..
    Just wanted to share it.. even though it is/may not directly be comparable on/for Apistos..!!

    https://news.illinois.edu/blog/view/6367/204490
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  2. gerald

    gerald Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    I expect that principle applies to the majority of cichlids, killies, liveberarers, and many other fish that change color to signal dominance, submission, readiness to breed, maternal care, etc. Pigment production and control is fascinating stuff.

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