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Old 12/09/2006, 10:06 AM
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Do Juvenile angel fish ever change into an adult while in captivity?
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Old 12/09/2006, 11:16 AM
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Old 12/09/2006, 11:36 AM
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Do Juvenile angel fish ever change into an adult while in captivity?
Sure! Given good conditions there is no reason for them not to make a complete transition. I've read where some don't seem to get the same vivid colors, but IMO, this may not be the norm.
I've had two large angels, including my current majestic that have changed over beautifully.
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Old 12/09/2006, 02:57 PM
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yeah many people have had great success in having angels change.
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Old 12/10/2006, 12:54 AM
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Yes. I bought my Chrysurus as a juvi. It now has it's full adult colors.
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Old 12/19/2006, 12:20 PM
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Here's a new question: Has anyone, or know of anyone that had a juvenile that NEVER changed its colours (to adult colours)?

I bought a juvenile Emporer about a month ago. It is pretty large for a juvenile, about 4 inches, and it is not showing any signs of changing its colours yet.
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Old 12/19/2006, 01:33 PM
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I have a juvenile Emperor for 2 years now. It still has not changed it's colors. It has gotten larger, about 5 inches. Some people say that they never change colors and others say yes.
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Old 12/19/2006, 01:41 PM
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Sure they change. I've been the care-taker of a 125 gal FO set up in an office that had an Emperator go through the change. Awesome sight, he was. They also grunt. They get huge, too. Are you sure you don't have a Koran Angel? Looks just like a juvy Emperator.
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Old 12/19/2006, 03:13 PM
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Sure they change. I've been the care-taker of a 125 gal FO set up in an office that had an Emperator go through the change. Awesome sight, he was. They also grunt. They get huge, too. Are you sure you don't have a Koran Angel? Looks just like a juvy Emperator.
Does the Juvenile Koran have the full circle towards the back like the Emporer, or only semi circular?
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Old 12/19/2006, 06:17 PM
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The full circle on a juvie Pomacantus is the emp, the only big angel juvie with such a marking.

Different species of angels really vary when it comes to transformation to adults. Some like the majestic do it at a very small size and Korans are noted for taking forever to change.
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