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when a fish is sold as a common name it is clearly an unspecified species.

this does not look to be any "flametail"; scientific name; Aulonocara stuartgranti ngara.

this species can be found to be yellow, red and orange, stuartgranti ngara "red" being the redder one.

the colour pattern of the ngara is very much like the Koningsi mbenji island, colouration starts from the pectoral fin and along the belly into a "fire like pattern" into the tail. the secondary colour may proceed to full body when in spawning mode. (except for the head, dorsal fin and anal fin)

The pictured fish details yellow dorsal tip and yellow tipped anal fin... very much similar to the sp. lwanda strain.

judging by the picture colours only.......your fish is not a ngara flametail.

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Photos are not the best but shows his yellows/blues a lot better. Starting to think it is a Iwanda strain. Awesome looking fish and he still has a fair bit of growing to do.

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Thanks for the feedback guys.

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I'm thinking a throwback / assorted, as the dorsal and anal fins aren't flowing (long ) enough for a lwanda and the yellow pattening isn't rite for a lwanda either.

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