i got a couple of melanochromis interruptis from the LFS
quite a while ago, and was told the male was the darker one with large egg spots, the female was the orange fish with one egg spot.
theyre all about 5-7cm (2-3") nose to tail.
a few weeks later i was talking to another store assistant who said i was sold the wrong fish, the dark coloured fish is actually an orange blotch zebra which had not coloured up yet, and that all interruptus they had were orange juveniles until they matured and changed colour.
2wk ago i seen they still had a couple of the orange interruptus left, one seemed like it had almost no egg spot so i grabbed it anyway.
my own investigoogling tends to suggest i have one male, two female interruptus (and thats also what im hoping for
so i'd like some interruptus advice/sex ID on the following photo's.
Female? #1 - larger egg spot
Female #2 - almost no egg spot, camera flash makes the colour lighter than it is.. its identical to female #1 except the tiny egg spot
Male Interruptus or orange blotch zebra ?