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JACK DEMPSEY SEXING HELP!!!!

Postby Toren23 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:35 pm

I have 2 JD that i got 8 months ago as juveniles. Small one is 4 inches and big one is 6 inches. They seem to hang out together alot but the big one chases the small one during feeding time. They are the only 2 fish in a 75 gallon tank. Thanks
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75g cichlid
45g Flowerhorn
30g brackish F8 puffer
6g snail breeder 4 puffer
10g Quan.
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Re: JACK DEMPSEY SEXING HELP!!!!

Postby Ichthys » Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:21 pm

Small is female, big is male. Females have blue on the bottom of the gill covers. That and subtle differences in head and body shape, and fin length.
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Re: JACK DEMPSEY SEXING HELP!!!!

Postby Toren23 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:13 pm

Thanks. I have read about the color and head shape but wasn't sure. I always get good help and gain knowledge about my fish.
75g cichlid
45g Flowerhorn
30g brackish F8 puffer
6g snail breeder 4 puffer
10g Quan.
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Re: JACK DEMPSEY SEXING HELP!!!!

Postby Countsd » Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:13 am

Hi, I just got a JD and can't figure out his/her sex. Can you please tell me what you think? I am thinking it is a male?
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Re: JACK DEMPSEY SEXING HELP!!!!

Postby Ichthys » Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:52 pm

I would say male. Can you get a pic of the whole fish?
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Re: JACK DEMPSEY SEXING HELP!!!!

Postby Countsd » Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:35 pm

Sure, here you go...

Thanks for your help!
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Re: JACK DEMPSEY SEXING HELP!!!!

Postby Ichthys » Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:10 pm

Nice. Definitely male.
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Re: JACK DEMPSEY SEXING HELP!!!!

Postby Countsd » Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:16 pm

Thanks so much!

DC
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Re: JACK DEMPSEY SEXING HELP!!!!

Postby Countsd » Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:29 am

Hey, I am looking for a female and found a local ebay seller who has several (4) JD's but is not sure what sex they are. Can you look at these 4 images and tell me if any are female?
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Re: JACK DEMPSEY SEXING HELP!!!!

Postby Countsd » Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:37 am

Here are some better pics...
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