Gold Spike Development

Believe it or not this is the same individual that I took a photograph of a couple weeks ago. The 'coloring up' of this guy took place almost literally overnight. The orange spots and geometric body patterns have really started to take hold. It seems like with this strain they get a background color (for lack of a better term) followed by increasing layers of darker and more intricate patterning later on. Only barely visible in this photograph are the black boarder on the two swords that this Goleta Dart has developed. Also hard to see in these pictures are the black rays on his dorsal fin. What is striking, even in the pictures is the darkening of the orange/almost red spots near his tail.

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