View Full Version : Moshi Colors

05-10-2009, 09:10 AM
Seems I remember a discussion about the colors of Petrochromis moshi not to long ago. Recently I had the chance to grab a few photos of moshi.

When I first got there, the fish were mainly yellow. I assume this is their relaxed normal color.

As time went on, and the fish got more ticked at me for standing in front of the tank, browns started to show.



Don't mind all the bubbles in the photos. This was someone else's tank and I wasn't about to ask them to shut of the filters.

05-10-2009, 11:31 AM
Excellent pictures as your standards usually are....

I enjoy your commentary... altho not sure when your serious anymore or not... :roflmao:

Nice fish. Seems like a happy camper.. is it the only one of its kind in the tank???


05-10-2009, 11:37 AM
that sure is a fat moshi! :lol:
i just sold my lone moshi a little while ago.
most of the time he was brown,buyt when he chased some of the other fish,he got the yellow tint to him.i think the alpha would be the most yellow,but in my tank the alpha was a 8 inch kasumbe.

05-10-2009, 12:18 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(maddog10 @ May 10 2009, 08:10 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}> (index.php?act=findpost&pid=30726)</div>Don't mind all the bubbles in the photos. This was someone else's tank and I wasn't about to ask them to shut of the filters.[/b]

Shame on you ;)

Great pics man!! Was that the darkest colour the Moshi showed?


05-10-2009, 12:54 PM
Nice fish and photos! :)
My observations up to now is that the dominant male and "number two" are yellow most of the time - more yellow when chasing another fish more brown when calm but yellow. The smaller ones are brown most of the time - they become yellow at feeding time - when they are excited or stressed.

05-10-2009, 02:12 PM
Oi !! lol Mike... I was expecting tons of bubbles !!!

This is my moshi guys :) There are only 2 in the tank... looking for more. 1 male and 1 female. Location is kabogo...

They do get darker than what is shown here...

Great shots mike :) and thank you again :)

05-10-2009, 03:08 PM
I deleted A LOT of bubbles! :roflmao:

I did see it darker than in these shots, but I got tired of standing on the ladder trying to get pics. :P

05-10-2009, 05:06 PM
Adding a few shots of my moshi msalaba - adults and fry. I need to improve my picture taking and am working on it. Also including a nice shot of an ikola.