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Cream colored Oscar?

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I posted these pics in another thread and it was recommended by another poster that i start a new thread so her goes...
How would you describe this color? When I got him about 10-11 weeks ago he was about 2-2.5" and much brighter white with a higher ratio of orange/red markings (like most lutino tiger oscars)...now he's over 6" and it seems like his markings are actually fading away and he has changed to a cream or very light orange color...sort of reminds me of the "white" Midas cichlids...what do you think? anyone ever have an O that was this color as an adult? I know O's seem to have much more varied colors as juveniles...i had a tiger O that had markings similar to a Jaguar cichlid (marbled) for the first few months i had him...didn't stay that way tho.


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bassetman replied the topic: Cream colored Oscar?

Looks pretty much a standard lutino.


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RoxyTheDog replied the topic: Cream colored Oscar?

Very nice looking Oscar.

It would only be a guess as to what he/she's going to look like as an adult. When I see old vids of mine as youngsters I'm always amazed at the difference.

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ehall67 replied the topic: Cream colored Oscar?

yep he is a lutino

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DRACO replied the topic: Cream colored Oscar?

ehall67 wrote: yep he is a lutino

yep.. agree on lutino... look at this:

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sjsoto2013 replied the topic: Cream colored Oscar?

Maybe i wasn't too clear in my first post.
I realize he's lutino... labeled as an albino as almost all white O's tend to be...
My question was more about the actual base color and amount of markings. I actually had another lutino about 8 years ago (died of suspected bloat) but he was never this color. He was always bright white. He also seemed to gain quite a bit of orange as he grew, which seems to be pretty common.
My current O has less orange markings now than when i first got him. He was also much brighter white when he was 2.5". So he seems to be going in the opposite direction from my previous fish and what i understand to be the norm...
I've seen some photos where the Oscar is actually dark orange around the tail and gets progressively lighter the closer you get to the head. And the head of the fish was about the same color as my fish is now. I'm kind of thinking/hoping this is how mine will end up.
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sjsoto2013 replied the topic: Cream colored Oscar?

When did the dark orange start to come in on your O? Im starting to think the "off-white" base color is fairly common but it just seems more pronounced when the fish has very little markings. Well all i can do is wait and see...
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DRACO replied the topic: Cream colored Oscar?

sjsoto2013 wrote: When did the dark orange start to come in on your O? Im starting to think the "off-white" base color is fairly common but it just seems more pronounced when the fish has very little markings. Well all i can do is wait and see...

the red markings started to show up on her 6 months...
it was a silver glitter first then gradually turning into red spots...

(note: she is from the eggs of my white pair)
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