Mystery - colorful female aulonocara?

RD.

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Btw most hormones are added directly to the water, not via the diet.
 

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Sometimes it can happen but I have only had it happen to me with hybrids.
A while ago I had a ob peacock that looked male and was fully bright orange and pink, then one day she was pregnant and produced fry. It 100% looked male, but stuff like that can happen with hybrids and some mbunas rarely.
 

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It only happens when people initially misidentify the sex of the fish. lol
 

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Hey there, I observed today something very strange. I tried to feed that eureka and at begining he/she refused ( but looks intrested), and then a saw a big cloud of smoke going out of this fish🤔🤯 right after eureka start to eat like crazy. Is it possible that this smoke comes from eaten eggs???
 

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Give a few days and his appetite should be back. I've had a male compressicep and male fryeri that always did the breeding dance with one another, both full colored males.
I once owned an adult male N. venustus, and an adult C. moorii, that went through the same pseudo spawning routine at least once a month. The venustus would shake & shimmy as though it was fertilizing eggs, while the moorii would act as though it was picking up eggs with its mouth. The rest of this all male tank would be forced to either end of my 6ft tank while this "pair" did their thing in the middle of the tank.
 

Adam GR

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Maybe it just finished off a blunt, because no, smoke would not come from eating eggs. lol
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I know this pic is not too good but this white/grey like a cloud something was going out of the fish.
 

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Possible dust cloud from grinding limestone? Who knows - but not smoke from eggs. :)
 

Adam GR

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Possible dust cloud from grinding limestone? Who knows - but not smoke from eggs. :)
So concluding - we have here a *** peacock who after sex with his mate decide to grab a piece of limestone to his mouth and hold it for few days (im sure i saw something in mouth) and then when he gets hungry he firstly chew a rock and then go for food😁
 
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