Lyretail Anthias Question

Anemone

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I’ve had a group of four Lyretail Anthias for almost four years; a male and three females. The male was larger, with a slightly more vibrant orange color and brighter pink patches on his fins.

The male died about a month ago, and now the largest female is transitioning into a male. However, it’s looking completely different than the other previous male. This anthias has a darker, dusky red head and a darker, almost purple dorsal, pectoral and tail fins. Is this a normal male morph?

Kevin

PS - sorry about my iPhone photo skills :(
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Anemone

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This photo shows the contrast between this new male and the existing Lyretails. The previous male had coloration similar to the other Lyretail in this pic.

Kevin
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billdogg

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That's pretty much how my male lyretail looks. I'm sure there are some differences between fish caught in different locations.
 

Anemone

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Thanks. I just thought it was weird that it looks so much different than the male it's replacing.

Kevin
 
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