My cichlid’s color is changing. Why? 05/30/201903/23/2019 Astatotilapia burtoni. Colorful dominant male cichlid (top), subordinate male (bottom). Image from the University of Texas at Austin College of Natural Sciences. Does your favorite cichlid seem to look different than it did yesterday or last week? Is the fish’s color brighter, duller, mottled? Continue reading this post…My cichlid’s color is changing. Why?