Demasoni Or Kenyi?

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Hello guys, a while back I bought what I thought were demasoni cichlids. Now that they are growing up some have began to change color into a brighter blue, yellowy color.
Then I realized that kenyi cichlids and Demasoni are really similar.
I can't really figure what species they are so I hope you can help me.
Ps: the brighter color ones are bigger than the darker color one.
Here are some pictures of the brighter colored ones.
 

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I’d say those or kenyi. Demasoni do not change color whereas kenyi males turn yellow and females stay blue. Plus their stripe patterns are different.
 

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AGreed, the blue-striped one is most likely a young Kenyi male 'turning golden'. All the yellows appear to be Labidochromis caeruleus though, male Kenyi will usually have dark vertical barring across the body and have a slightly different head shape.
 
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The yellow ones are electric yellows, that I knew when I bough them. The kenyi were the ones that didn`t convince me.
Thank you!
 
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I know venting is the only way to tell the sex of cichlids. But the spot on the analfin could also mean it`s a male right? talking about the electric yellow btw.
 

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Correct, venting is the only sure way to tell these guys apart, egg spots aren't a reliable indicator of sex and neither is the black on the fins. Egg spots are pretty generic for Malawis, both males and females may have them.
 
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