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The first one is an M. estherae, and if the photo color is accurate, it's a male. That purplish blue that shows in the fins is typical of the males of that color morph. The females are more of a solid orange in any light.
 

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BrianNFlint said:
I beleive you are correct on the first one..

I dunno what the 2nd one is, but what happened to its tail?
An aggressive female picked on him/her. It's fine though, he still chases other fish around so it's all good.
 

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bma57 said:
The first one is an M. estherae, and if the photo color is accurate, it's a male. That purplish blue that shows in the fins is typical of the males of that color morph. The females are more of a solid orange in any light.
Neat, I was really hoping it to be a male. I tried venting once, but I dont want to stress the fish out my holding them, but I still wasn't sure.
 
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