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When they are both less than 3-4 inches (before the phenochilus start getting spots), what is the most differentiating feature between Placidochromis Electra and Placidochromis phenochilus "Tanzania." And will adult females phenochilus look like electras?

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No, adult female phenochilus typically have more of a blue/grey color to them w/ dark blue barring. No where near as vivid as an electra.
 

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So it sounds like the females version of the phenos will be darker and the electras will have more of a light torqouise color, thanks.
What about the question regarding the males? Same answer? because when I look at the pictures of juvies/young males in the profiles of each, the pictures are pretty similar.
 

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A male once he starts to turn or show the blue sheen we never show barring. At least in the 20+ I've grown out. Obviously the speckles is another dead giveaway, but that takes awhile.
 

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