Aquarium Forum A forum devoted to aquarium fish, plants, techniques and fish keeping as a whole. en lithabate colour<script language='JavaScript' type='text/javascript'> <!-- --> </script> I am not sure if the lithobate is a chclid. When i bought him he was a lovely intense blue with yellow on the tips of the top fin. His colour changed and now it is pinky grey. How can I get it to go blue again? Qlander88 qlander88 2009-10-10 Answer no. 1 Sounds like hes not happy with the water quality. What are your test results? mickey 2009-10-27 Answer no. 2 I can only check the ph which is 7.4. I was told i need another male so one can be dominant over the other and that is what produces the bright blue colouring, What is your opinion? Thanks, Jane qlander88 2009-10-27 Answer no. 3 If he becomes the dominant male that will work. If he becomes sub-dominant he will never color up. If you put a couple of females in the tank he might colorup, usually a3:1 ratio females to males. Something is stressing him to lose all color. CHeck water for ammonia/nitrite/nitrate and what other tankmates does he have. Another good site to visit is lots of good information musicman 2010-04-02