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Monitor the aggression and be prepared to separate the fish. Adding a single fish to an already established tank can really upset the balance.
 

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the black one doing the chasing (forgot its name will have to look it up again) was out of the same tank along with a rubicon and all 3 went in together
it was a total mess when i brought it with tattered fins but it has picked up well and showing some nice colour and egg spots
it doent chase often and picks on a variety of the tank mates but never catches any of them
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That is a pretty unusual fish to find in the assorted tank. Why are you trying to ID it?

Being in the tank with it's aggressive companions is likely suppressing it's color which may be a clue to ID. You could separate it and wait for it to achieve it's natural color.

But with "Aulonocara Assorted" isn't the idea to enjoy the fish as an individual without regard to species?
 

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just wanted to know what it is out of curiosity
its a nice looking fish with a lace pattern to its fins and the potential for nice colours

will look at housing it in the quarantine tank and see if the colours pick up

the Copadichromis melas is the tank boss but only does short chases and doesnt pick on any one fish and never actually catches or nips at any of the fish so as tank bosses go its not too bad
 

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looks similar but my fish shows no sign of rays on the fins but more of a lace pattern
maybe its just an hybrid but still looks like it will be a nice looking fish
here in the uk trying to get a tank full of fish that look different is bloody hard work
 

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That is true anywhere. Once you get a red, blue and yellow peacock you are often out of peacock options.

One with a lacey patter on the fins and one with solid fins is not enough different to be ideal if they are similar colors.

The fish also tend to view red pink and orange as similar, and sometimes even yellow.
 
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