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Lemon Jake color up?

Postby jgrillout » Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:34 am

I got a Lemon Jake juvenile in January. It is suppose to be a male. He is about 2.5 to 3 inches and 7 months old and has no color. When will he show some color? If doesn't then is it female? I don't see any egg spots on the bottom fin yet. Do those only show up when it color up?
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John
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Re: Lemon Jake color up?

Postby DJRansome » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:58 am

Post a close-up profile picture of the fish. Mature males have pointed dorsal fins. If you can't tell now, wait until he is 3.5 inches.

Males may not color up if they are not dominant in the tank. He has some aggressive tank mates.

Egg spots don't mean much, but the fish are born with them or not.

You could also vent the fish.
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Re: Lemon Jake color up?

Postby jgrillout » Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:05 pm

DJRansome wrote:Post a close-up profile picture of the fish. Mature males have pointed dorsal fins. If you can't tell now, wait until he is 3.5 inches.

Males may not color up if they are not dominant in the tank. He has some aggressive tank mates.

Egg spots don't mean much, but the fish are born with them or not.

You could also vent the fish.


Getting a pic of my fish was like trying to catch a fly with my hands. this is the best i could get
jake.jpg
75 gallon freshwater
male Star Sapphire hap
male black orange dorsal hap
male electric blue hap
male red empress hap
male blue dolphin hap

female Lemon Jake
female German Red
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Re: Lemon Jake color up?

Postby Kipnlilo » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:42 pm

Lol! It is hard to get good fish pics. I think you need to try again though, wax on, wax off. Lol!
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