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Hi guys,i am looking for an id on a pair of africans i have in my setup,when i bought them in my lfs the guy working there had very poor english so i just took note of the names on the tank,as i could id the rest of the fish in the tank i figured mine were either Pseudotropheus socolofi.Metriaclima callainos or Metriaclima estherae ,now i had them marked as Pseudotropheus socolofi but im not sure anymore,they are after mating with 3 female Metriaclima estherae and i have 2 holding at the moment,when i did a bit of research on the red zebras i was surprised to see that the males are very similar to the guys i have marked down as
Pseudotropheus socolofi.so at this stage im not sure if they are crossbreeding or not,im hoping not but if anyone can shed some light that would be great.regards

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They're definitely not socolofi - socolofi have mostly black fins (similar to a yellow lab's). They seem too powder-blue to be a blue morph male red zebra, so I'm putting my money on callainos. They will cross breed with RZ's, regardless of what they are.
 

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thanks for the replys guys,there are 2 different fish in the pics,they were bought together and are def the same type,they were identical when i got them but after a few days one of them went very blue,almost ocean blue and stayed that colour for weeks and when he lightened up to the cobalt colour the two of them started squaring up to each other and that was prob the time the female red zebras reached maturity,i better leave the fry in the tank so and let nature take its course,cheers
 
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