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Well I am having a problem

I have 3 different species of cyps here. 1 is definitely Jumbo Kekese. I also have Utinta, and then another, which is a bit of a mystery species. I am guessing Blacktail, from Kekese, as I am assuming they came in at the same time, but were mislabelled.

Anyone have any photos of each of these species? I wil post photos later tonight of what I have

I appreciate the help
 

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Thanks - I used that reference for what I have surmised already. I was looking for real world input as to the final verdict.......
 

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And when you post the picks of your cyps, don't label them as to what you think you are. Let the rest of the readers try to riddle it out on their own, I think you'll get more benefit out of it this way. After some input you'll be able to make the executive decision as to what you think they really are.
 

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Very good suggestion Darkside. I WAS going to label them......

So here they are, in no specific order

















Please help me out

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The first 4 look to be Utinta, the 5th is from the same tank? The bottom 2 look to be Kekese and the 6th looks like your Kekese "Jumbo". But its difficult to tell from these pictures, they probably look clearer to you in person. Anyone else want to chance a guess? It won't be helpful if I'm the only one with the guts to be wrong!
 

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1 & 3 are the same fish

2& 5 are the same tank, but I am not sure if they are utinta or kekese (non jumbo)

4 is definitely a Utinta male (I believe)

6 is Jumbo Kekese

7& 8 are the same fish, in a seperate tank
 

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I think that your shipment likely contained both "jumbo" and regular Kekese so with some time you should be able to separate them based on size.
 

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I think I have it nailed down. The mistake I made was mixing up some of the non jumbo fish when I moved (accidental). I have found that the kekese non jumbo become barred when they are breeding, and have a darker tail section. The Utinta seem to have "clear" or even toned tails.

Funny that the utinta males wouldn't breed with the odd kekese female.

Thanks for the help. I have a whole lot of the "black tail" kekese non jumbos, so I am selling the breeding group of utinta.
 
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