baby jag is black....

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dvandevelde1

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Hi, I have a 1.5-2 inch juvenile jaguar cichlid who hides about 90% of the time.... He's really scared of me but doesn't seem to be bothered by the other fish... Anyway, he always comes out of hiding for food, and when he does he is entirely black. So black that sometimes I can't even see him against my black background. Is black for a small jag normal? Is he stressed? Or is he trying to show dominance?
 

NeonFlux

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He may just be stressed out a little.. when did you get him? Recently? What are your water parameters? Is your tank cycled, by the way? Check your ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate levels using a liquid drop test kit. I recommend API's freshwater master test kit. Works really well, IME.
 
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