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Old 04-18-2014, 11:43 AM   #1
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ID my JD please

I think is a male but need help
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Old 04-18-2014, 12:17 PM   #2
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Quite light coloured for a JD. They say the females can be lighter coloured but thats the only advice i can give really.

Unless it's stressed and thats the reason!
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Old 04-18-2014, 05:08 PM   #3
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Ibe actually heard that if its lighter in color its in a more mellow mood but when it is darker thats when its mad. Im not sure if thats true ive never looked into it but thats just what ive heard.

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Old 04-28-2014, 03:35 AM   #4
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ID my JD please

Definitely female. I've had my JD for 12 years the tell is all the spangles on the face. Males don't have that.
Female JD's are prettier IMO anyway.
And your right about the coloring. It shows way more when they're mad, that one does look a little paler than normal. But no paler than mine got during every water change.
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Old 04-28-2014, 08:50 PM   #5
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Pale color means stressed out. Shiny vivid colors happy. Dark, blackened colors mean the fish is pissed.Click image for larger version

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Old 04-28-2014, 08:53 PM   #6
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Old 04-29-2014, 04:01 PM   #7
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That is actually a male a nicely spangled one. Most will tell you female because it has spangles on the lower jaw which most males don't have. But this isn't always the case. Fin shape and spangles on the lower part of the body I would guess it is male. But to be 100% sure you should vent.

It is light do to stress darker colors come with dominance and aggression.
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Does the sharp angle on the dorsal fin indicate male and round indicate female?
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Does the sharp angle on the dorsal fin indicate male and round indicate female?

I don't think so. It's not the same as Africans. My female had a really pointy dorsal fin.
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