Central American Cichlids • The infamous “sex my Jack Dempsey” question

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The infamous “sex my Jack Dempsey” question

Postby spn1025 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:11 pm

Almost 4” now. Sorry, caught it while it’s pale. Changes color from dark to pale very quick, I guess to blend in with the surroundings. Gets almost black when in the shade with bright blue spots on its face.

So, I was assuming it’s a female because of all the blue on its face. But, I thought females had a rounded top fin? This one is starting to grow a stringer (point) at the end of its top fin. Almost 4” now.
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Re: The infamous “sex my Jack Dempsey” question

Postby spn1025 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:12 pm

And... images turned sideways lol
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Re: The infamous “sex my Jack Dempsey” question

Postby spn1025 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:19 pm

Another pic

Edit... why are they turning sideways..
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Re: The infamous “sex my Jack Dempsey” question

Postby Mr Chromedome » Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:40 pm

If there are no fish to nip the fins, females can grow pointed fins as well. It is a female.
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Re: The infamous “sex my Jack Dempsey” question

Postby spn1025 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:23 pm

That’s what I thought. Someone voted Male..
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Re: The infamous “sex my Jack Dempsey” question

Postby Ichthys » Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:10 am

Definitely female. Pale because of the white gravel.
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Re: The infamous “sex my Jack Dempsey” question

Postby ken31cay » Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:09 am

spn1025 wrote:That’s what I thought. Someone voted Male..


I voted male without thinking after looking at the dorsal fin. But looking at blue on the gill agree she's a female.
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