New Photo - Jack Dempsey

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cichlid_guy

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Nov 27, 2002
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well it took my JD about 6 months to get to this size.
i have kept him (if it is a HIM!) in a larger tank.
had good water, and feed him beefheart mix.
(mix has lots of good stuff in it, shrimp, peas, spinage etc...)

and yes it has some very dark blues.
the picture looks pretty much like the real fish.
i was told the darker the colors the better the fish is.
(happy, healthy, etc...)

LOL - ok i'm getting both male and female coming back.

how about telling me what a female should look like, and what a male should look like, and i'll look at it and guess! :)

Hey, Mojo!
any ideas on the JD?
should i get a picture from another angle?
let me know.

OH! and thanks for the pointers for the pictures.
i read your posts in the preditory fish site!
I'm getting pictures like i never have before!

scottie
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Frameshift

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Oct 22, 2001
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Jack Dempsey sexing

Male JD's are usually larger, have less/no color on the lower part of their gill plate, usually more red in the dorsal fin, and usually more pointed dorsal and anal fin.

Females usually are smaller, more color on the gill plate, less red in the dorsal fin, and more rounded dorsal and anal fins.

Note all the "usuallys" my female has very pointed dorsal and anal fins, but all the other traits shout female.
 

Zeb

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Feb 6, 2002
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I would definately guess ( hehe...oxymoron ) that it is a female, based on it's rounded fin and shorter less pointy dorsal fin.
 
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