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Hi there I have had this fish for 1 month or 2 in a 125 gallon tank It was sold as a green severum but I am not to sure he shot up in size I mean like 3 inches in the 2 month is always with the jack dempsy he might not have gained his colour yet I dont have muc experience with severums I was hoping someone could identify them for me
 

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i dont think he looks like the green guy he does look like a very dull colored jack dempsey
 
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Thank you I did think that at first but the bright tail and different body shape made me think otherwise
 

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No its not a Severum or a Jack Dempsey. I have a couple of guesses but could do with some better pictures. Current guesses are Salvini, Festae or Ornatus. Could be totally wrong though.
 

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Cichlasoma festae, nasty little pieces of work when they mature.
 

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bad.

thing jack Dempsey temperament squished into a 6 inch fish that has an inferiority complex and hates others.
 
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No its not a Severum or a Jack Dempsey. I have a couple of guesses but could do with some better pictures. Current guesses are Salvini, Festae or Ornatus. Could be totally wrong though.
I thought salvini the other 2 I'm not to familiar with
 

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Thank you all for identifying this fish would you also be able to help identify the sex of my Jack dempsy and if the red terror becomes to agressive I will rehome him as its bit fair on the other fish but if I do rehome him I'll try and breed my jack dempsey the tank is big enough for a breeding pair
 

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they grow to about 6 inches and show colour when they mature, which can be around 6-12 months, depending on how well fed and cared for it is. Most colour occurs when they are breeding and they are pretty boring when not breeding.

we need a full picture of the jack dempsey, showing its fins. Males have longer more pointed dorsal (top) and anal (bottom) fins.
 
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they grow to about 6 inches and show colour when they mature, which can be around 6-12 months, depending on how well fed and cared for it is. Most colour occurs when they are breeding and they are pretty boring when not breeding.

we need a full picture of the jack dempsey, showing its fins. Males have longer more pointed dorsal (top) and anal (bottom) fins.
 

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