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I am trying to figure out if this is a male or female Champsochromis caeruleus. What do you guys think??





thanks for any help!!
 

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about 5-6 inches
 

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it is just this one

when I bought him he was in a tank with about 20 other champs and I was sure he was a male because he was showing pretty decent blue in his/her face but now it seems to be gone and I am not sure again

it may just be because he/she is in a mixed tank and not the most dominate - time will tell I guess
 

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If you saw blue in its face, it's a male.

I can see some colour in this fish but the rounded fins are keeping me from saying male 100%. However at 6 inches he's young, and those fins will grow to points in another inch or two.

If I had to guess, I would guess male. If you can catch him, he's more than large enough to vent accurately.
 

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grigas9 said:
when I bought him he was in a tank with about 20 other champs and I was sure he was a male because he was showing pretty decent blue in his/her face but now it seems to be gone and I am not sure again

it may just be because he/she is in a mixed tank and not the most dominate - time will tell I guess
Going by your first sentence here, I'd agree with Joe and say male.

When you purchased this 1 of the 20, in addition to the blue face, did you notice any hints of orange/red coloration in the anal fin, if so I'd say definite male.
 
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