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This White Lab (Marvin) was sold to me a few days ago. Since putting him in my tank and him establishing some territory, I've noticed Marvin doesn't look like most White Labs. I'm aware that he comes from the Labidochromis family, just hoping for more in depth info since I'm skeptical of what I was told. Could he be something else? *I'm new to cichlids sorry!*
 

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Hmmmmm.....
Just to be clear, okay? Is the Yellow Lab I see on the bottom, 'Marvin', your so-called 'White Lab'?
Or is 'Marvin' that washed-out looking Mbuna with the stripes above it?
 

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Auballagh said:
Hmmmmm.....
Just to be clear, okay? Is the Yellow Lab I see on the bottom, 'Marvin', your so-called 'White Lab'?
Or is 'Marvin' that washed-out looking Mbuna with the stripes above it?
The washed-out one is the one in question, the stripes come through more prominent sometimes which is what makes me think there's no way this could be a White Lab. I'm newer to Cichlids though, so I'm going off internet research for guidance on that guess
 

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noki said:
There are whitish-blue Labs which males get black bars and black line in the dorsal, they can be mostly white like that without male color. So yours could be like those, or a vague mix. Yours doesn't look like a normal "White" L. callainos.

https://www.cichlid-forum.com/profiles/species.php?id=715

https://www.cichlid-forum.com/profiles/species.php?id=748
I'm thinking I got a L. Chisumulae as suggested in your first link, some of the pictures I've found seem to be a complete fit. Marvin isn't too big yet, still only 2.5-3 inches so thinking colour (if any) will maybe come with time. I really enjoy researching what I have, so thank you!! :)
 
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