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Male Or Female Jack Dempsey?

Discussion in 'New World Cichlids' started by joshrm115, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. joshrm115

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    Can some one please gender this for me
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  2. Ficious

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    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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    Is yours super shy or is it really active??
     
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    kribensis12 I know where you live

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

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    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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    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"
     
  7. joshrm115

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    Mine is about 8 inches
     
  8. foley69

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    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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    I got it this big but I have had a little 1 inch one for about 3 months and I have the same problem
     
  10. foley69

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

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    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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    how big is yours ficious
     
  13. benmate

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    it looks like a male because
    it is more colourful
     
  14. foley69

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    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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    Are your guys JDs really shy?
     
  16. lewismate

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    hi peeps id say its a male bacause of the colour
     
  17. foley69

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    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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    Yeah it looks male
     
  19. foley69

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    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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    Yeah he has allot of color for his size.

    I just wish mine was a little more active.
     

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