View Full Version : Sexing convict cichlids

01-28-2008, 04:45 AM
Is it possible to sex 1 - 1.5 '' convicts? If so, how is it done?

01-28-2008, 08:11 AM
Females are usually smaller and have some orange color on their belly. males have a small head hump and no orange.
also females usually have some orange and green on their top fin.
they are obvious at the size of 1-2".

01-28-2008, 08:37 AM
Also the male will have longer fin extensions.

01-28-2008, 08:08 PM
yeah, the female has an oragneish belly. You ccan tell the males easily too because they are more aggresive and have fine xtensions.

01-29-2008, 12:54 AM
The one characteristic to know for sure is the orange belly. This is usually visible by one inch in length.