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Old 11-19-2011, 06:41 PM
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Default Juvi Kapampas with black spots?

I just got some juvi kapampas (about 1-2") and I noticed that they all have kind of a dark black spot on each side of their body near their gills. In addition, they have kind of a dark streak running down the middle of their bodies (perpendicular to their normal stripes). Is this normal?

I'm sorry that the attached pics aren't better, but you can kind of see what I mean.

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Old 11-20-2011, 04:37 AM
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Yep , it is normal.
If i recal correct it is stress related.
They will grow out of it though.
Did notice you have a 7 stripe kapampa in there...
Nice looking juvies with good solid bars.
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Can Kapampa's have 7 stripes ????
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Some times you get an juvie with an extra stripe , often only on one side.
Most of us consider it unwanted.
For the rest it is probably a healthy and normal fish.
Think it is a genetic issue.
If it mates with a "normal"stiped individual most juvies will have only 6 stripes.
As it occours also when breeding wc i presume you can also find them in the lake.
I personaly rather see the extra bar then a bad case of mooning.
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Thanks I feel much better now!
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You should see less of this as they settle in to your tank and color up better. In that photo their color also looks faded, probably still nervous from being transported and ending up in a strange tank.
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