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Sexing The Dempsey

Discussion in 'Central and South American Cichlids' started by nano cichlids, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. nano cichlids

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    ok ive often been asked at work, and online how to tell the sex of a Jack Dempsey. lets start with some basics a Jack is a lot harder to sex then most cichlids but if you know what your doing its a breeze. first you really cant tell the difference between male and female until about 5in (IMO), theres a few ways to tell the sex of your jack one way is the fins, as with most cichlids the males the Dorsal fin and Anal fin will be pointed (http://badmanstropicalfish.com/anatomy.html) the other way to tell is the amount of blue scales on the jacks gill plate, if there are a lot of blue scales and they are compact it indicates female, if there is less blue scales and they are spread out this indicates a male.

    here are some pics to help you. (these are not my fish)

    a female can you see all the blue?

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    a male notice the difference between the two?

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    I hope this answers anyones question and i hope this get stickyed :headbang2:
     
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    males also tend to be larger as they age
     
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    Size is a great indication the female will be more torpedo shaped and the male will be more brut and blunt (taller). My make is almost double the size of my female.
     
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    Hi Kyle,
    Some good info there on JDS.
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    ok so then what is this??? has characteristics of both male female splotted female face bulky big 10inches of male and spangling 5L55Kb5Mc3F93N53Hbc423d3e12b711dd1600.jpg 5Na5Kd5Fc3I63Je3Hec42d69a9e0fba5d1bdb.jpg uploadfromtaptalk1333807729282.jpg uploadfromtaptalk1333807882397.jpg uploadfromtaptalk1333807965077.jpg uploadfromtaptalk1333808192148.jpg

    5L55Kb5Mc3F93N53Hbc423d3e12b711dd1600.jpg 5Na5Kd5Fc3I63Je3Hec42d69a9e0fba5d1bdb.jpg uploadfromtaptalk1333807729282.jpg uploadfromtaptalk1333807882397.jpg uploadfromtaptalk1333807965077.jpg uploadfromtaptalk1333808192148.jpg
     
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    Help please

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    I was told i have 2 females due to the dots curve around the eye help please

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