I'm curious why you are ruling out acei so categorically ?noki said:Definitely NOT Acei, certainly not a pure Acei of any sort. Has you fish always been the same color, or has he changed?
Looks like Heteropictus male Mbuna currently called Chindongo heteropictus but formally Pseudotropheus, sometimes Metriaclima heteropictus. Very confusing info on the internets, as there are different races.
Could well be a hybrid, so it is hard since you don't know the history. I would compare to Mbuna Black Dorsal Heteropictus
I actually think that image you linked shows the same exact male pattern as her fish, just that male is 100% colored up. Fish vary from age and mood. Also there are different collection points for related Mbuna.Haplochromine guy said:I personally don't think he's a Chindongo heteropictus because of the pics on the internet. Here's a male:
https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=ht ... egUIARCtAQ
Send me the link to the source of the confirmation of the purple fish please? P. Burnel*
If you simply search Purple Mbuna on the internet, you'd be surprised I think.