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A while back I obtained 6 specimens of Pyxichromis orthostoma, 2 males and 4 females. The person I got them from called them Pyxichromis orthostoma "Gold" and said that he also had a slightly different variant that had a more blueish coloration.

In Smith's book "Lake Victoria Basin Cichlids" two species are described; Pyxichromis orthostoma and Pyxichromis sp. "Gold Large Mouth".

My question is; do I have Pyxichromis sp. "Gold Large Mouth"?

The male pictured is approximately 2.5" in size.

 

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Looks like Pyxichromis orthostoma to my eye, I think the collection point for the "gold" variety is "Kyoga", but I could be wrong as I haven't kept Vics in about 8 years.
 
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