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I am curious about my JD if they are M or F

Maybe they are still too young to be sexed but you guys might know better,

these are pics of both together each focused on one

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They are a bit young I would say 2 males but possibly with age the one of the left may be a female kind of hard to tell but looks like it might have a bit of blue on its jaw but as is i wouldn't say either way.
 

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looks like probally 2 males.
 

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Sorry to hijack. I was gonna make this same post. I was given 3 JDs today. They are about 3" each. What do you look for to sex them?
 

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Females usually have lots of blue on the gill plate and less spangles on their body. Males have lots of spangles on the body and almost no blue on the gill plate.
 

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drksthr said:
Sorry to hijack. I was gonna make this same post. I was given 3 JDs today. They are about 3" each. What do you look for to sex them?
I think hijacking is okay as long as you announce it. :D
 

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Hijack. LoL

Thanks for the explanation. All 3 of mine have a large spot in the center and at the base of the tail. Does that have anything to do with sexing as well?
 

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No but you can also use the fins to sex but isn't 100%. I have the best luck with the blue spangle placement. The dorsal fin is longer and has more of a point. These would be male.
 

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thank you all, this is what I thought too, will they do fine together in a 175 G aquarium or better take one back and get a female ?

can anyone share a pic of a male and female so I can know the difference ?

I thought i had a male and female because
1) they don't have the same shape one is more elongated then the other and the other more curved
2) one is bigger around the "throat" region so i said maybe a female mouth breader
 

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They should be fine in a 175G, I'm guessing it's at least a 6 ft tank. Just make sure there are alot of decorations they can hide from each other and sight breaks so they don't have to see each other all the time.

Here is a picture of a male. You can see all the spangles on the body and almost none on the gill plate.



This is a picture of a female. Much less spangles on the body and a little bit of blue on the lower gill plate.

 

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Additional examples :D

A male BGJD I got from jason



A female I have grown out since 1 inch



Now the question is the fish in the picture I took one of the same ones that Jason posted !!! haha
 

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thanks for the reply guys. based on Mercyx pics mine looks much more the females no ?
 

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thats kinda a lame pic of a girl im sure someone will post a better one , I would but sadly im leaving to the airport in a few
 

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akhater said:
thanks for the reply guys. based on Mercyx pics mine looks much more the females no ?
I still say 2 males as well. Your JDs are small but I already see the spangles coming out on the body. The one of the right I would say almost 100% is male, the one of the left I would say 90% male as well.
 

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Discussion Starter · #19 ·
yesterday I had the 2 JD lip-lock for about 5 minutes ! looks like aggression is rising between them
 
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