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Post Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:40 pm
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Post Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:08 pm
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Yes it is. Must be Rosemount water eh.
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Post Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:50 pm
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Awesome! Great color

Post Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:14 pm
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Post Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:25 am
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First image is "daffodil" morph Neolamprologus pulcher. Ancestors were collected collected at Kantalamba or Kambwinba, Tanzania close to Zambia border. Daffodil morph has beautiful yellow of a daffodil. Other pulcher morphs have no yellow. The image also shows pulcher yellow eye ring.
Second image is another morph of unknown origin or possibly a hybrid. The fish displays some markings that identify N pulcher. However, the fish does not display double chevrons characteristic of all N pulcher.

Neolamprologus brichardi have T bar below eye and lack yellow ring around eye. Although there may be yellow spot above T bar or yellow and blue variegation pattern connected to T bar.
N pulcher have 2 chevrons on cheek and operculum below eye. Thus it was easy to differentiate T bar as N brichardi and chevrons as N pulcher. There is also color of eye ring. All pulcher have yellow surrounding eye and brichardi do not.
In Lake Tanganyika brichardi are found along Northern Tanzania coast and pulcher along Southern coast.

Papers published in 1998 and 1999, examined DNA from each species finding that DNA was identical in brichardi and pulcher. Authors concluded all brichardi (younger species) were actually pulcher. However, for various reasons many have not accepted the conclusion of these studies. Reasons include phylogeography, large number of DNA phylogeny studies are poor matches to meristic phylogeny and other reasons.
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Post Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:45 am
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They were all sold as daffodils to me by a reputable seller
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Post Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:54 am
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I stand by my evaluation of the second image.

I have clarified differences between pulcher and brichardi. I also suggest breeder take a look at African Diving blog published 6/18/2017. This post includes over 1200 images of brichardi and pulcher taken at many locations in Lake Tanganyika. Authors Magnus and Marchal Karlsson
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