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It can really take awhile for them to obtain and hold their male colouration. You aren't going to be able to tell much at all at an inch.

Another factor that will affect the speed that they colour up is the "intimidation" level in the tank. If you're trying to keep species that look similar to each other, you may not get fully coloured males.

By 3 inches, you should be able to tell what is what with your dominant ones.

You've got awhile (if they are all around an inch) before they begin to sexually mature enough to need to start pulling females.

Kim
 
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