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funny ink stain around her right eye only....

When my Parrot fish is about to lay eggs her right eye gets what I call a ink stain all around her eye. As soon as she lays her eggs her eye clears up! Then like clock work it gets a funny stain all over again. Is this normal?



I wouldn't worry too much. When BPs are small, they are dark colored - usually gray striped. At some point they usually transition to orange, although I had two who never quite entirely made it to orange - they stayed partly gray. I think their color can change pretty quickly under certain circumstances - it doesn't mean something is wrong.
I've found that the dark spots come and go, and they don't mean too much.