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Postby jgrillout » Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:39 am

About 6 months ago I purchased 2 female lemon jakes and 2 female red germans. They were too young to know for sure if they were in fact females. Since then I lost one of each but I wasn't able to discern if I lost a German or Jake since they had no color yet. I woke up this morning and both are showing color. Blue on the face. and yellow body.

Now I don't know if they are actually males or if the females are impersonating male colors (I think read somewhere that they can do that. What can I look for to determine what sex each of them arer?

Since neither have orange or red yet, I guess the females I lost were Germans. Maybe that will change over time.
75 gallon freshwater
male Star Sapphire hap
male electric blue hap
female red empress hap
male red empress hap
male blue dolphin hap
male venustus
male livingston hap

1 male Lemon Jake
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Postby ken31cay » Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:05 am

Glad to hear. If there is shiny blue in the head area then I think you have males. I didn't know the females could impersonate that blue color.
450gal Frontosa (blue Zaire Moba) & haps
180gal school of Red Rainbowfish
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