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Old 03-04-2014, 10:33 AM   #1
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How do you sex a jewel cichlid?

I recently got 2 jewels. They seem to hang out together? I wanted to know if any1 can sex them.
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Old 03-04-2014, 11:10 AM   #2
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Any help is appreciated. My dad had 2 jewels also for about a year and a half before giving away they always hung out together never mated. Can't really fine any info on Internet so please any info will be appreciated
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Id also like to know how to sex them i have 2 also hang out all the time but never mated

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Old 03-05-2014, 08:16 PM   #4
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Id also like to know how to sex them i have 2 also hang out all the time but never mated

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I've read it's in the tail but they say very colorful females can be mistaken for males so idk
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Best way is by venting them, however this article gives some differences between males and females, since you see them in person, it'll be easier for you to judge according to this comparison: Hemichromis guttatus

Venting is always the best way to go though :P
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Put about 1tsp of aquarium salt per about 10g and they will get busy mating.
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They get mean once mating initiates. So watch for the safety of you other fish.
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Put about 1tsp of aquarium salt per about 10g and they will get busy mating.

Thanks sorry for late reply never got the email saying u replied thanks tho and they are the only 4 in the tank so I'd have to just watch the other 2.
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Best way is by venting them, however this article gives some differences between males and females, since you see them in person, it'll be easier for you to judge according to this comparison: Hemichromis guttatus

Venting is always the best way to go though :P

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