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  1. Default hi everyone need help identify sex...


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    A couple days ago I have 4 green texas cichlids 2 pairs and both of them have kids but I decided to upgrade 55gal tank to a 8ft. When I transfer all my fish 2 of them die and now don't know if this one is male or female. I think is male but I'm not sure. Please help here is a video

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    Looks female to me, but with those ragged fins it is difficult to say with any certainty. Here is a picture of my Texas cichlids for you to compare.

    Male



    Female

    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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    Thanks mommy1, the female look similar. The fins are like that because the other texas keep chasing every time they see. Beautiful texas u have

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    You are welcome and thank you. Texas can be quite aggressive, especially during spawning so the ragged fins are common when they are kept in smaller tanks. Now that they are in a bigger tank it should help curb some of that aggression.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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    I always used dither fish in situations like my 75g with a 6'' convict, 12'' jack, and jeez I think he was about 11'' my pike cichlid but he was so fast and had a giant mouth. They all had their territory they'd end up lip locking mostly sometimes rougher but when I added giant danios they chased them and didn't take it out on each other nearly so much but silver dollars are much nicer to look at and can do the same thing just made sure you get big ones at least 4'' and a large school at least 7 I'd say.

    BUT the OP said I decided to upgrade 55gal tank to a 8ft that'd be what 300gs? You could do some fun dither fish for your cichlids in there Red hook silver dollars can reach 12''(rarely usually closer to 8'') regular ones 6''

    Check out this video how cool they look something to think about I dunno why he's using them to dither for african cichlids but it's the best video I could find of the red color etc they are amazing looking fish.



    Also it appears my fav fish Jack Demps are similiar to sex as Texas Cichlids.

    Here is a list of characters you can use on your green Texas cichlids (Herichthys carpintis) and Jack Dempseys (Rocio octofasciata)
    Males usually

    are larger than females of the same age
    have longer dorsal and anal fins than females of the same age
    are slimmer than females when given access to the same amount of food
    are more aggressive than females
    and are more colorful than females.

    I think you got it right.
    Last edited by FishGuy67; 01-03-2014 at 02:08 AM.
    Long time fish keeper most experience with CA/SA cichlids, natives like sunfish, and aggressive catfish.
    Currently have a 29g planted with 14 candy cane tetras, 6 sterbai corys, 6 melini corys, a roided out tiger angelfish and 1 mustache wearing albino longfin pleco.
    Oh and they all get along amazingly!!! went through 4 BN plecos and 2 angelfish until I got ones with the right temperament but it's the most mellow tank now.

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    The Texas is female, and know they are a happy pair with kids. I will post a video.

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    You have a nice Setup and beautiful fishes indeed. Can we get a full tank pic please of your 8 feeter.. :)

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    Hi everyone, this are the texas and other cichlids.


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    Thanks for the rep!! - Compass this doesnt look like pie... not the right kind.. - Sandz for providing solid guidance to others - RiversGirl Thanks for the rep! :) - Compass cheers - Fishhook 
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    Look at all those fry! What are you going to do with them?
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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    Right now I think keep some of them and maybe sell to a petshop. The mother and father are always with them. They are growing fast.

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