Female jack dempsey hybrid

Deadeye

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Looks like a pure Jack to me. It isn’t very spangly, but most hybrids seem to take after the traits of the other cichlids.
 

Deadeye

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I’ve seen markings like that in jacks at the store. Maybe stress related.
 

WatchAquatics

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Don’t know but I’ve never seen it
Shes a new intake so she could very well be stressed from the move and her passed environment. But her entire body lacks jack dempsey spots and coloring. She has more of a circulator patter thats black and brown which I've never seen before in my time keeping Jack's
 

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Shes a new intake so she could very well be stressed from the move and her passed environment. But her entire body lacks jack dempsey spots and coloring. She has more of a circulator patter thats black and brown which I've never seen before in my time keeping Jack's
She’s a really nice one. Females usually aren’t that colorful. I think it’s just the stress as you said.
 
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JDs can vary greatly in color patterns, in the lightness, or how dark they present, with mood, and hierarchal or alpha status and dominance, availability of shadows or sunlight, even the color of a tanks substrate have an influence of how they look.
Below are 2 videos of wild JDs in nature. They vary greatly.
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