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#1 joshrm115

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 12:37 AM

Can some one please gender this for me
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#2 Ficious

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 01:24 AM

yours looks like mine! if you dont mind im going to post mine to be sexed too. i dont know what mine is either

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#3 joshrm115

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 05:22 AM

Is yours super shy or is it really active??

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 05:53 AM

I want to say female, as the male should be alot more colorful.

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 09:06 AM

I'm gonna say Josh~ female and Ficious male.

The way to tell is the gill spangling, females having alot and males having less.
Josh's was a tricky one as the photos are abit different, in the first 2 gill spangling is fairly limited but on the last photo it seems to cover alot more, so I'm gonna say female.

For Ficious pretty clear lack of gill spangling so I'm going male.

#6 foley69

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 09:56 AM

josh yours is deffinatly a female looks identicle to mine also you can tell with the fins length males almost overlap the tail fin wheras females do not also ficiuos urs looks female as well as is has the blue patterns around the eye liek mine does.

also how big are yours they look similar to mine which is about 4"

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#7 joshrm115

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 07:51 PM

Mine is about 8 inches

#8 foley69

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 08:01 PM

ah right how long did it take to get that long as i have mine for a few montes and never seemd to grow

#9 joshrm115

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 08:06 PM

I got it this big but I have had a little 1 inch one for about 3 months and I have the same problem

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 08:21 PM

they must be slow growing he has grown chunkier since i got him and maybe a bit bigger but he hasnt grown much

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 10:19 PM

Yea mine eats like a pig but doesn't seem to have grown much...just beefed up a lil

#12 foley69

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 10:36 PM

how big is yours ficious

#13 benmate

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 08:50 AM

it looks like a male because
it is more colourful

#14 foley69

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 09:04 AM

i think i have my sexing wrong i have just noticed my JD is very colourful he is only 4" so i cant reli tell i initailly thought he/she was a female

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#15 joshrm115

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 05:05 AM

Are your guys JDs really shy?

#16 lewismate

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 12:50 PM

hi peeps id say its a male bacause of the colour

#17 foley69

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 03:33 PM

nooo my jd is the least shy fish in my tank he is constantly swimming round when i am in the room he owns the tank so thats probably why although he was when i first got him i just think they need a little time to settle down and not just claim territory but the tank well mine has anyway and i hope mine is a male i love the males more

#18 joshrm115

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 07:10 PM

Yeah it looks male

#19 foley69

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 08:56 PM

yeaaaa hope it is id love a male i always wondered because its always had intense colouring compaired to female pictures cant wait till this bad boy gets 7-8"

#20 joshrm115

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 09:13 PM

Yeah he has allot of color for his size.

I just wish mine was a little more active.

#21 foley69

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 11:48 AM

how long have you had him it ?

#22 joshrm115

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 11:27 PM

Tomorrow will be 2 weeks.

#23 foley69

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Posted 18 January 2009 - 10:31 AM

yea give it a month and he will be fine they do take a little while to settle in JD'S but he will be fine soon swimming around eating anything and everything

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Posted 18 January 2009 - 11:46 PM

I would say the first 2 look male.

This on the other hand looks female.

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For reference here is a pair of JD (female top).

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#25 foley69

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 10:56 AM

i would say mine looks more like the male tbh has the same colouring and darkness

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 08:37 PM

i would say mine looks more like the male tbh has the same colouring and darkness


Coulour doesnt actually have anything to do with it, that female just happens to look a bit lighter than the male. When breeding the female can go almost black. Its the amount of blue round the gills/mouth.

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#27 foley69

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 08:55 PM

well i heard that males have speckles and females have splodges of blue mine has speeckles

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 08:58 PM

well i heard that males have speckles and females have splodges of blue mine has speeckles


Yours looks in between but I would be more inclined to say female.

#29 foley69

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 09:22 PM

aww :( i was hoping it was a male ah well either i still love my jack dempsey :)

#30 poconoboss

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 03:24 AM

Males will be larger and have longer more pointed fins with very little blue on the gill cover if any and will be in dots. The female will have splotchs on her gill cover and have less color throughout the body. The female also tends to be more "squat" in shape.




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