I just saw this. And I have written on another threat (Israel - Middle eastern Cichlids) that on the two recent Iran expedition I define now at least 3 very different populations, and I think even now, after seeing some of your photos here, that there might even be a complet different 4th population.
The problem is, they have adapted to live so isolated and to such extreme water parametres and temperatures (the last I colelcted and lived in 37.5°C and very well), There is definitely of the few places where water remains, no connection with other warter sheets in the entire area of the Coad location. And I I said almost all are dried up.
I will go soon and I hope to have a even better understanding as I have so far. The Fars Minsitry of Fisheries is very helpful.
I let you know.
Best regards and try to keep breeingn what yoiu have and try not to mix them.