Location of boundary between dark and pale area varies greatly; dark area may cover only upper head or extend past midbody to base of tail; pale area often yellowish near boundary, especially toward belly. Pale fins may have bluish cast. On rare occasion, there is a reverse color phase.
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Often dark on nape and along back.
Upper body usually yellow, occasionally with shades of green to blue, and white to bluish silver or light gray below. Male becomes dark blue to purple during mating season when guarding reddish purple egg patches.
Vary from brown to bluish black. Bright blue speckles on head, back and dorsal fin.
Silvery to white, often tinged with blue. May have yellow spots on upper body. Tail deeply forked.
Blue stripes over yellow-gold. Dark tail and dorsal fins have light margins; other fins yellow.
Yellow stripes on a white to bluish or yellowish silver background. Stripes above lateral line are horizontal. Fins yellow.
Initially appear uniformly gray to silver; occasionally display whitish blotches. A close look reveals thin yellow to bronze stripes on body and a stripe, bordered in white, under eye from mouth to gill cover.
Usually has scattered, dark blotches. Can darken showing side bands. Dorsal fins widely separated.
Silvery. Can darken almost to black, especially when feeding near bottom.