i think my "silver" saum is just a pale gold saum

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donk232 created the topic: i think my "silver" saum is just a pale gold saum

well my fish that had white fins now has off-white to yellowish orange fins now seems to have really started to turn colors as of recently. im hoping it turns all the way colorful and doesnt get stuck in the middle and just look pale. :pinch: sry for picture quality.

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toni-a replied the topic: Re: i think my "silver" saum is just a pale gold saum

you simply have a wonderful and healthy green terror (gold saum)nothing to worry about, he will grow up and develop its colors nicely
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Nina_W replied the topic: Re: i think my "silver" saum is just a pale gold saum

I agree with Toni, it's pretty :)
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donk232 replied the topic: Re: i think my "silver" saum is just a pale gold saum

i figured, i just wanted to ask the professionals :) its a male though right?
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Thor84 replied the topic: Re: i think my "silver" saum is just a pale gold saum

Good looking GT. I think mine is the prettiest fish in the tank. I just wish she was a he, the males have awesome finnage.
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donk232 replied the topic: Re: i think my "silver" saum is just a pale gold saum

thanks. im really excited about this fish.
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Matt replied the topic: Re: i think my "silver" saum is just a pale gold saum

Great looking fish you have there, so fun to watch them grow into their full coloration.

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toni-a replied the topic: Re: i think my "silver" saum is just a pale gold saum

donk232 wrote: i figured, i just wanted to ask the professionals :) its a male though right?


Yes it's a male, I don't know if this is good or bad news for you.
A male will grow nicely and develop stunning colors, you will love it.
OTOH since you have a blue acara male, I am not sure how much he will tolerate it once they become adults and need to establish territories, if they manage to get even on the territories then you've got a wonderful setup
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banjominnow replied the topic: Re: i think my "silver" saum is just a pale gold saum

Believe it or not that has happened to me also donk. I bought one from a fish store a few years back thinking I scored a white saum then got it home and threw it in the quarintine tank and was :woohoo: :evil: I was mad because I really wanted a white saum but it turned out to be a gold saum. I think when they are smaller its pretty tough to tell the color and it might take awhile for the color to show up and one other thing is what kind of light is being used on the fish. I believe thats what happened to me while I was at the store. The light they used made the light red color on the fins looked washed out and gave the apearance of white color then when I got it home and placed it in my tank it was def a red color.
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donk232 replied the topic: Re: i think my "silver" saum is just a pale gold saum

I wasn't looking for a silver Saum so I'm happy he is turning orange. I'm ready to rehome the Blue acara
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