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The orange one I believe is a zebra and would like to know if he has a more specific name. He's very shy and about 6-7"
The first blue guy we got with a few auratus' and his coloring is different than the other males.
The second blue guy is (i'm almost 100% positive) a male auratus, though may still be showing a bit of the juvenile coloring.
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The orange one I’m not sure.. Strange...

The first blue one look like a Melanochromis hybrid

And the second one I think is a Melanochromis chipokae

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Agree with cichluded, the only fish that looks almost certainly pure is the last one and it is a Melanochromis chipokae.
 

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The 2nd looks like a Msobo crossed with something else. I haven't seen a lot of Msobo with the vertical stripes like that.
 

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First fish imight be M. estherae, it could be losing melanin due to age if it really is 6 to 7" long.

Second fish is most certainly not Metriaclima sp. msobo, I have a group of msobo and that fish isn't even in the ballpark. It likely does have some Melanochromis in it but thats about as close as I could get to identifying it.
 

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ETC - I too have Msobo and it does hit the ballpark, despite what you think it should look like. I admited in my first post that it was a cross and didn't look right - but it definitely has Msobo in it.
 

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Thanks for all the input. Especially about what I thought was the auratus. I was definitly off on that one. Their baby coloring is almost exactly alike with the exception of one little white stripe. Thats pretty cool in my book.
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etcbrown said:
Second fish is most certainly not Metriaclima sp. msobo, I have a group of msobo and that fish isn't even in the ballpark. It likely does have some Melanochromis in it but thats about as close as I could get to identifying it.
Agreed
 
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