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liam
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PostSubject: Peppermint bristlenose colour   Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:01 am

Is it rare to have a peppermint bristlenose which is yellowy brown instead of black?
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PostSubject: Re: Peppermint bristlenose colour   Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:15 am

Peppermints are black with white spots. Yellowy brown doesn't sound normal. Has it just started showing these colours? I know Peps do have a tendency to go a lighter colour when stressed but it's not the colour you described

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PostSubject: Re: Peppermint bristlenose colour   Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:55 am

It's (not sure if m/f) yellow brown with white spots it's been like that since I bought it a couple of months ago. I hadn't seen it for a long time but yesterday I saw it and if anything it had gotten a lighter colour.
Its definitely not sick maybe just genetically lighter or it might be stressed whenever it comes out of hiding (Since it doesn't come out of hiding much).

I think the lighter colour they go when stressed is what I call yellowy brown. I'd take a picture but I probably won't see that one again for awhile.
It also seems that it has grown at double the rate as its two brothers/sisters, it's almost double the size of the other two.

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PostSubject: Re: Peppermint bristlenose colour   Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:50 am

i have a L182 and is the same brown with white spots hope his helps
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PostSubject: Re: Peppermint bristlenose colour   Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:37 pm

Have a flick through on google if ya can and see if you can find a picture similar. Pics work best for identifying fish

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PostSubject: Re: Peppermint bristlenose colour   Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:41 pm

Is it possible to get some photos of it Question , I for one would love to see it.
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PostSubject: Re: Peppermint bristlenose colour   Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:25 pm

Hey,

I'm not 100% on this but I have heard of peppermints that do not colour up or stay a
Mottled colour as you are describing, as long as the other tank mates are good and the pep isn't stressed then it's most likely down to the gene pool he came from...

I'm sure it's still a lovely fish Smile pictures would be great.
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PostSubject: Re: Peppermint bristlenose colour   Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:14 am

I have no idea where it's hiding and I don't really want to uproot the whole tank and disturb it and the other fish/shrimp so I can't get a picture, sorry T_T.


It's probably the same colour as this one but mine has bigger white spots (because it isn't very old so the spots are bigger).



Edit: that's not a picture of my fish I found it on the internet.

Is a black or yellowish pepp more appealing?


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PostSubject: Re: Peppermint bristlenose colour   Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:48 pm

I've seen pictures of the L071, described as coming from the Manaus area of Brazil, with similar colouration.

Is yours a uniform colour like that one or does it show any distress markings. Question
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PostSubject: Re: Peppermint bristlenose colour   Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:41 am

What would you classify as a distress marking >.>
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PostSubject: Re: Peppermint bristlenose colour   Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:54 am

My peps when distressed go greyish, not brown. Only ever see it if i catch them and hold them in a light coloured container though
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PostSubject: Re: Peppermint bristlenose colour   Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:49 am

Hm.. How long does it take for them to change colour when distressed? Maybe I freak them out and they change colour when they see me Very Happy

Also the 'Juvinile Bristlenose' under Alasse's name is spelled incorrectly if anyone cares.
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PostSubject: Re: Peppermint bristlenose colour   Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:07 am

Mine change very quickly, as soon as they realise i'm after them with the net they go pale (grey), when i leave em alone or put them back, back to jet black they go
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