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I have had this guy, Ghost. since around last July (from the assorted cichlids in Petco) and now he is about 5 inches. Ghost, has always been yellowish but for the last month or so he has changed colors a lot. I'm not sure if he really is a Kenyi anymore because I never seen another one like him. I think maybe he is happy he has a 50 gallon (48x13x17.5) all to himself (had a bumblebee in there temporarily for a week (now in my 75 gallon). Anyway I just want to make sure I know my favorite fishies genus.

I attached photos below. Appreciate the help:)

Also he is a vicious little guy. He even nips my hands the second I put them in the tank.
 

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A fish from the assorted tank can be a hybrid...they can look like pure species so you cannot be sure. That said, he does not look like a kenyi...he looks like Metriaclima estherae with a blotch pattern. But consider him a hybrid unless you know otherwise.

If you want to be sure of the genus and species you would buy a pure fish with full scientific name from a reputable vendor.
 
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