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Differences between Fire fin Compressiceps and Gold Comp

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All cichlids are from the same family. But I think you mean genus and or species. Yes, those fish are currently classified as the same species. As tutters mentioned, geographical isolation creates slight difference in appearance, but not enough genetic difference to separate them as a species. Like all domestic dogs are all the same species (Canis lupus familiaris), but may vary in appearance somewhat.

Basic biological taxonomy here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biological_classification

Hope this helps


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