Blue Lips

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One of my favorite fish in my tank. I have had him for 2 years and was sold as a PSEUDOTROPHEUS WILLIAMSI BLUE LIPS MALE
My question is....the photos I have seen online are of an orange gold body fish without all of the black markings on the side. The fish is currently 5-6 inches long. Is it still carrying juvenile markings or is something else going on?

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Stephen St.Clair

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I grew out a Williamsi Blue Lips male several years ago. When I traded him, he was about 5 inches long, gold body and of course blue lips. He had the same general shape of your pictured Blue Lips, but was not nearly as colorful. I don't remember mine having spots.
I would have kept my Blue Lips if he looked like your fish.
IMO, I think your Blue Lips is a pure bred, just a better looking color varient. Quite a trophy, hold on to that one.
 
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