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They have been "hormoned", younger fish fed hormones so they show exaggerated temporary adult male color, so they sell easier. They will look different in a few weeks, and may lose all color.

They probably are "Hap" hybrids, they don't care if these fish are pure. If they give them the hormones, they color up even if they are hybrids, they sell. The strong juvenile markings combined with adult color is a sign of being hormoned, as well as long fins on a young fish. It is not normal to see a tank full of small Haps that are all colored up.

1. this one is very odd, looks vague, doesn't look like any species that has a yellow forehead blaze
2. most like a S. fryeri (Electric Blue Hap) not sure if pure but is at least part Fryeri
 
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