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I'm not even sure what he is. Got him as part of a mixed lot last October. He seems to hide out in the rocks all the time and only comes out if he's driven out by other fish during feeding time. His chin looks enlarged and his gills don't seem to close completely.

All of my other fish are healthy and happy.

Parameters: PH 8.0, Ammonia 0, Nitrite 0, Nitrate 20, KH 11, GH 13, Temp 79. 125 gallon tank, 75 gallon sump & FX6 filter. 30% water change weekly w/Prime.

 

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Looks like a holding female to me.
 

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That was my first thought but I kinda dismissed it since all off my fish are juveniles. Plus they were all supposed to be males. How old do they need to be to breed?
 

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Depending species...1.5" including tail is common. You would not be able to identify a male if the fish is juvenile with Malawi.
 
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