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Hi!

My brother has a Convict and I think its a Male but I am not quite sure and we need your help in sexing "him". My brother also has for sure 2 Females and he wants to breed them! Thanks! :)



 

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I'd say female, pretty nice one too. It's hard to find ones with nice color here.
 

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That is a female. The easiest way to sex convicts is to look for the orangish-pink on their belly. This means that it is a female. Also males will normally have longer dorsal and anal fins. I hope this helps.
 

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What I am trying to say is this I have bred Convicts before its just this one has the appearance of Male and Female. And its hard to tell if its a Male or a Female. He/she is long and has pointed fins like a Male but has the orange belly like a Female.
 

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It is much less common to have a male with an orange belly. The fins on a male normally will go all the way to the end of the tail fin. Like I said, looks like a female IMO. How does s/he act around the other 2 that you are sure are females?
 

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I respect all opinons! I am sorry how this sounded if it sounded mean or otherwise:

I know how to sex them but I have heard that Males can sometimes get orange and this one has pointed fins and is long.
That wasn't my intentions. I was just trying to state that I know how to indicate which are Males and Females. And I know you were just helping out and I respect that! it's just that with this one I am not quite sure! At first glance I to thought that it was a Female but then I took a closer look and I seen a Male in there as well! But I also see the Female as well! He/she acts fine with the one Female. I had to move the other one because she was getting picked on by the one currently in there. The for sure Female is all Black and so is He/she. The one in question doesn't really pick on her just chases her a little which I have experienced with Males to Females until they are both ready to spawn. I haven't seen them court but I have seen them raise their fins and get colored up and not really chase. When I get home and have a chance to observe them I will update on their movements. Thanks! :)
 

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I think it's a female - but I will say this... In the first pic it looks like a male body shape with female colours!!!

I have heard that YOUNG males can sometimes have the orange belly - but I think it goes away at about 1" TL...
 

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what is a male-female cross?

I have a very large male (largest con in my tank), but has an orange belly. Go figure!
 

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Sorry for any confusion, the male-female cross was a joke because people are often criticized on here for being to quick to call hybrid. But hey, it happens with humans, look at Jamie Lee Curtis.
 

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CiChLiD LoVeR128 said:
What I am trying to say is this I have bred Convicts before its just this one has the appearance of Male and Female. And its hard to tell if its a Male or a Female. He/she is long and has pointed fins like a Male but has the orange belly like a Female.
I have a female con with long pointy fins as well, so I'm not sure that it is a very good way to identify male/female.
 
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