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Thanks for the reply. The stripe patterns appears different from johanni. The base colour purple/somewhat blue tones is what throws me off from concluding its auratus.
 

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Yes, not a Johanni tyep. Does seem simialr to Auratus but may be a hybrid with Chipokae. Hard to guess if he is a rarer type of Melanochromis.
 

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Thanks Noki. Auratus /chipokae hybrid seems most probable. It is subdominant so it might not be demonstrating full coloration. The dominant fish is a 4 inch female auratus type in the background of the third picture.
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