iodotropheus sprenerae is the scientific name.if you look in the profiles you can see an adult.sorry but i dont have any good photos of mine,but the purpleish sheen only shows on my big male.all my fry are and females are reddish to dark brown.and if you have males and females they breed almost as much as my convicts.at least mine do
My rustys aren't all semi-purple. They're very young and out of my 5, only two have a purplish sheen. And today one of the bigger ones I found out is holding! So baby Rustys en route soon! Mom is all brown and about 2" long right now, I'm hoping the dad is one of the purplish ones, which I think are males in show dress.
Also, my Acei are pretty big (2.5"-3") and are still not spawning, but I just re-arranged the tank and did a water change last week so maybe they need some time to get used to it, or maybe I just got all dudes.
ya if you have all colorful aceis you probably got all males. not many ppl sell the females in stores for the simple reason that nobody wants to buy the colorless fish when they can get that pretty ass male anyways good luck iding them and hope u got a big tank. like at least 55
I got this fish in a mixed african tank and thought it might be a rusty but turns out it's a copadichromis borleyi :roll: I thought it's top fin looked kinda high for a mbuna and it's nose a little to pointy lol.
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