Wow, very nice Red Devil. He should sell for quite a bit. The distinct spots
are a sign of a very good quality fish. Both my F1 and wild, Citrinellus and
Labiatus show this characteristic. The coloration is also very nice. He appears
to be a very pinkish "Red Head Variante", which is usually white with red
around the eyes, pectoral fins and the back of the dorsal and anal fins. As far
as the sex of the fish, thats impossible to tell without venting him. But I'd
guess male (but thats completely th wrong way of telling). And as far as
species, I would say he's a simple lipped variante of the Labiatus. Many people
will tell you he is a Citrinellus because he has small lips. But there are
wild, small lipped Labiatus, and this fish may be wild. To better distinguish
species look at him from the top. His head should come to a point if he's a
Labiatus. If he's a Citrinellus it will be very rounded. This is usually a very
good way of distinguishing species. If you can ID the species this way, and
pass him as a male (its very likely he is, but he may be a she), you should be
able to get $50 or more. I'd spend as high as $60 on him at that size.
This is the response I got from a very knowledgable person over at www.cichlidforums.com I asked him for how much I should see it for and he needed more info. So I sent him some pics and that is the reply I got.