Need help to ID small cichlid

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WarTank

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I wonder if the black marking are stress mark as it does not like the enclosure ?
Not really, as the 'enclosure' are just some fencings with a couple of openings that I placed to reduce aggression and interaction. It can freely come and go whenever it likes. If anything, it seems to defend that turf from other fish.
 

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Nah, I don't think it's stress marks. The tail blotch & dorsal dark strippling seem normal...whatever the heck "her" species may be. As does the central dark area. But sometimes young males can look female until almost fully grown. Interesting the dark lateral area has faded as it has grown...I don't know what that means.

I wonder what it is too, I hope you find out. How big is it now? It has changed a lot over 3 months or so, still very pretty.
 
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WarTank

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Nah, I don't think it's stress marks. The tail blotch & dorsal dark strippling seem normal...whatever the heck "her" species may be. As does the central dark area. But sometimes young males can look female until almost fully grown. Interesting the dark lateral area has faded as it has grown...I don't know what that means.

I wonder what it is too, I hope you find out. How big is it now? It has changed a lot over 3 months or so, still very pretty.
It's around 4" at the moment, so can be considered still a juvie. Wonder how big it will be, at maturity
 

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Need some help with a decision :
My fish are growing out.. Shall I put the vieja here with..

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1. This guyIMG_20220101_152151_edit_56155628916951.jpg
2. This guy
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Or 3. Reduce the living space area further.. With another 4' tank
??
 
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