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not sure if this is a M Johannii, or a melanochromis cyaneorhabdos





Also, what was sold to me as a yellow lab, *** noticed does not have any black striping, does this come with maturity or is it a different fish all together?
 

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the stripeless yellow lab could be a mutant, could be bullied into not displaying the black, or could be a different fish altogether
 

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How big is the Melanochromis? How big was it when you bought it?

This stripeless yellow lab is likely one of the common All yellow hybrids.
 

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M. johannii and Melanochromis cyaneorhabdos are netoriously hard to tell apart when male.
You have a male.
When younger it would have been easy. johannii would have been yellow.
If still small under 3" then its prob cyaneorhabdos. If johannii you will know soon as they are far bigger when fully grown and more agressive.
Prob is the cross between the two is quite common. Thus with these you think one thing then the other. :oops: :)

All the best James
 

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If still small under 3" then its prob cyaneorhabdos. If johannii you will know soon as they are far bigger when fully grown and more agressive.
Male johanni have been known to change colour by 1.25", which can make it even more difficult. Most often, if you don't know what you purchased at the beginning... you'll never know.
 

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It was about and still is 1.5-2" i just got it like 2 weeks ago, and like a few other mistakes *** made by listening to the lfs, i bought this under his word...actually i just like the colors and would like to get more =)
 
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