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Old 12-16-2010, 11:25 PM   #1
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Can somebody sex my baby Jack Dempsey?

I just got this Jack about a week ago. It is about 2 inches, 1.5 without the tail. From what I have been able to find online, the rounded fins and large amount of blue color on the underside of the gill plates suggests that it is female. However, I have also read that these methods are not very reliable any more and sexing is especially difficult for babies. I have a male and female name picked out but I'm kind of held up because I don't know which it is. Does anybody know anything on this subject that I don't or can anybody sex it? Thanks :p
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Old 12-17-2010, 06:56 PM   #2
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I say you wait another 6 weeks or so and just sex it yourself. In 6 weeks you should be able to check out your fishes genital papilla (not trying to be funny).
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Old 12-17-2010, 07:23 PM   #3
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Haha, nah its cool, thanks. Can you give me any idea of about how old it is right now?
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Old 12-17-2010, 07:25 PM   #4
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Hard to tell. I am no expert; if that's 2", I'd say less than 6 months? Cichlids can broke different rates in different conditions/etc, so that's hard to say for me.

If I had to guess I'd say 4-6 months. Most of my cichlids are around that length at that age.
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Old 12-27-2010, 10:04 AM   #5
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Your Jack Dampsey is more like mine jewel cichlids lolxD
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