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can we settle this *** heard people say that the male has a black spot on the dorsal fin and *** heard females have black spots on the dorsal fin so which is it because my what i believe is a male has a spot on his dorsal fin so im pretty confused lol. *** been researching them on the web for a few months and have heard both may have the black spot and just male or female has the black spot.
 

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The females for both Texas and Salvini cichlids have the black spot in the dorsal fins and the males don't. I have never seen a male for either species have the black spot in the dorsal fin. Males have more spangling and get bigger.

Here are some pictures from old pair of Texas's that I had :


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