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Is this a male Pseudotropheus Saulosi whose color has not came in yet? I bought this fish 2 days ago from my local fish store and it was labeled "Assorted African Cichlid''. The store worker who sold it wasnt sure themselves if it was a male or a Saulosi. Any help would be appreciated :D
 

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Black on the fins makes me suspicious. My Saulosi don't have that. The body markings look like male not colored up yet. Doesn't appear to be pure to me.
 

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If the vendor could not tell you, even more of a reason to assume the fish is a hybrid. If you are trying to get a pure fish it is safer not to buy from an assorted tank.
 

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i got the fish from Pet supermarket and the vendor really didnt know much about Cichlids at all. in fact the only fish she really knew about were the gold fish. I was thinking maybe it was male whose color hasnt came in yet cause i can see a little blue tint around the jaw and on the bottom fin plus he had the black bar markings on his side but im wasnt 100% sure. it would make sense that it may be an hybrid though. Thanks for the help though and for letting me know what you guys think.
 

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You are better avoiding the chain pet stores and purchasing from a knowledgeable local fish store or online vendor.
 

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DJRansome said:
If the vendor could not tell you, even more of a reason to assume the fish is a hybrid. If you are trying to get a pure fish it is safer not to buy from an assorted tank.
Or from someone who has no clue what the fish actually is. These kinds of washed-out fishes are what you generally get with hybrids.
 

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That is not a saulosi. Probably an electric yellow mixed with something.

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