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 Post subject: Blue fronts?
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I have seen loads of vids on youtube of mpimbwe fronts and they look very blue. Is that their true colouring or is it the lighting? If it is their colour, at what age/size do they start to show the blue colour? If it is the lights, what are the best lights to use to bring out the beautiful blue I have seen in the videos? Thanks guys.


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A 50/50 light can bring out more blue. I prefer daylight bulbs myself...I honestly rarely use my lights and prefer natural light from the window. It's hard to say an exact size for color...I think there's a lot of variables there...however, I will say that I do see more blue in large males 10 inches plus

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Thank you for your advice.


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A 50/50 light can bring out more blue. I prefer daylight bulbs myself...I honestly rarely use my lights and prefer natural light from the window. It's hard to say an exact size for color...I think there's a lot of variables there...however, I will say that I do see more blue in large males 10 inches plus



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Not a huge fan of actinic bulbs as the fish look too blue or a hazy blue. For gibberosa, I like Power-glo bulbs. Combining bulbs sometimes creates an apealing ambiance. Think I have tried one Power-glo and one 10,000k bulb and been pleased. One 48" strip light on a six foot tank will do. IMO, you don't want to flood too much light into the tank. A little darker with shadows is appealing and they will adopt a darker blue pattern with the lower the light levels.

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I think most is colour but they do are more blue one the face and fins than burundi

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