I have an SD that turns all black

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Hey guys, as I have mentioned numerous times I have 5 SD's and only one of them turns jet black every now and then, he gets this giant circle on the side of him that turns jet black, along with his gills, and all of his fins go black, I mean it is blacker than black! I think I have heard somewhere it's a mating thing but I don't know, I just want to make sure he isn't stressed, not sure why he is turning so black, he is also chasing around the other SD's.

Also, I have been googling and the things I am finding are some people have mentioned mating, but others have mentioned black ich rot? And ammonia burn, I test my ammonia every day and right now it's sitting at 0, plus, the black goes away after a few hours and it will show up again a couple of weeks later.. I really don't think it's ich.. but I guess I can't say for sure.

I will try to get a picture if possible, they're too fast lol

This was the best pic I could get of him
NOTE: THIS WAS NOT THE ONE THAT WAS SICK A FEW WEEKS AGO

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jmunroe replied the topic: Re:I have an SD that turns all black

That would be a male silver dollar and it is reaching maturity which is why it's starting to show up all of a sudden. Your pic looks like 2 spotted silver dollars and the regular one in the middle. The middle one is female or just not mature yet. I have 10 of the regular ones and they all looked like the middle one in your pic until they matured, then the males got the black spots, which fade in and out depending on mood, and also they got the black in the fins. Cheeks and belly started to have some red, and the anal fin changed shape and lost its red colour and went clear. The males growth also slowed and the females got a bit bigger then the males. :)

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mishka replied the topic: Re:I have an SD that turns all black

Awesome, thanks for that information!! :)
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benmcfadden replied the topic: Re:I have an SD that turns all black

nice looking set up, full tank picture ?

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mishka replied the topic: Re:I have an SD that turns all black

Thanks Ben, I'm actually in the process of changing everything in my tank, I'm terrible at decorating, so I'll gladly post a picture after the transition :)

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benmcfadden replied the topic: Re:I have an SD that turns all black

No its good, simple. that's what you need. Oscars need as much free space as possible.

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mishka replied the topic: Re:I have an SD that turns all black

I actually recently took out the coral in the corner and moved the center piece to the corner in the left so there is even more room, but I would like to change my substrate and hopefully get a few plants, I just don't ever have any plants because my Tiger just absolutely despises plants, my albino will leave them alone though, oh well!
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benmcfadden replied the topic: Re:I have an SD that turns all black

Yes it rare to find an O that will let you have plants. You could get fake ones but they will destroy and move them

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ehall67 replied the topic: Re:I have an SD that turns all black

I have a male SD that gets crazy black also so no biggie


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black / white. all SD's are equal

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