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I don't think it's a Tropheops.

I'm leaning more towards a Cynotilapia of some type, but it could also be a cross between two species.

That's the problem with buying lone fish like this from a source that doesn't properly identify them. It can be impossible to id them for breeding purposes.

He's certainly a nice fish, but you may never be 100% positive of what he is.

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Well, for my two cents it looks very much like an overweight Psuedotropheus sp. enlongatus ornatus that is in transition from the female/juvenile dirty yellow coloration to the adult male blue on blue barred coloration. This is also a very common fish at the big box pet stores, at least in my area.
 

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This might help:

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Fair enough, but if it turns completely to the blue on blue coloration I'll be waiting for my praises! :thumb:
 
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