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I bought what was supposed to be a trio of T. bemini but now I think it was just a male and two younger males. And the fish don't look like any photo of bemini I can find. They have lots of red and black, and white lips. Are there different morphs of this fish with these colors?
 

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Wonder if they have sold you Tilapia snyderae by mistake?

Any chance of a photo?

All the best James
 

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24Tropheus said:
Wonder if they have sold you Tilapia snyderae by mistake?

Any chance of a photo?

All the best James
It looks a lot like photos of synderae, except they are only about 2 - 2.5" long.
 

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Actually, snyderae in aquaria can reach twice their given size in the wild. In their native habitat they live in zones that are very poor in nutrients, and as a result they are stunted naturally. In aquaria, where they are fed every day, they get sufficient nutrition to grow much faster and bigger. Anton Lamboj said that, if you want natural sized snyderae, you have to feed them no more than once a week!
 
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