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  1. Default Jaguar Cichlid Gender????


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    Trying to determine the gender of my jag anything helps thanks for the answers!



    ^^^ the mirror was to get coloration only in the tank for 30 seconds


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    I'm not sure how big that one is, or if you have anymore in the tank with it, but generally females are quite a bit smaller than the males and the redish colour seems to be more prominent in the gill plates, in the females.

    These can be tough to sex until they grow up a fair bit, from what I know of them. Some people say that there's differences in the ventral and dorsal fins, and also that the heavy black striping along their flanks can be different. Like the females will keep that striping, while the males striping fades away over time.
    Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn. ~Chuck Clark

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    so you think its a female?

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    I dont know but it sure is beautiful
    fishguy420

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJMx805
    so you think its a female?
    If I were to take a wild guess, then yes, I think it is. BUT, it really does depend on how old the fish is. Someone might be able to correct me here, but I'm pretty sure they start to show their true colours, once they start to hit that 5 or so inch mark.
    Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn. ~Chuck Clark

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    Looks like a male for sure to me.

    Males have a certain build...They are more slender with a slightly larger head. It's sort of subtle and hard to explain. The pattern also says male to me.
    Last edited by Demjor19; 08-13-2012 at 05:03 PM.
    -Jordan
    Gar connaisseur

    Predatory Tank:
    20" Tropical Gar, 18" Florida Gar, 20" Longnose Gar,
    17" Ornate Bichir, 25" Silver Arowana, 16" Bowfin, 15" Giant Gourami

    16" Male Dovii

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    Thanks Demjor. I have terrible trouble with these guys! The females do tend to look a bit more rounder in shape, don't they?
    Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn. ~Chuck Clark

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    The lack of vertical bars along the back scream male to me.

    Is this little guy about 3-4"?

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