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IMO it's better to buy fish with the scientific names and locations at purchase than to try and buy from assorted tanks and force a name onto the fish later. You will never be sure.

When you enter the Profile section, above the place where you choose a Group to search on, there is a link to African Cichlid Genus Gallery. It shows a representative fish from many of the main types of africans all on one page so you can get an idea of how they look different.

Aulonocara are the peacocks. Haps include groups like Copadichromis, Placidochromis, Protomelas and others.
 

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Aulonocara have similar body shapes. Haps have variable body shapes. Some haps look a little more like peacocks (C.trewavasae, IMO from pics) and some look way different (Dimidiochromis).

Did you take a look at the genus gallery?

If you are experienced, you can tell adults apart no problem and probably even ID which hap or peacock it is. Juvies and females may be more challenging.
 
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