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Old 11-23-2011, 09:24 AM   #1
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Jd male or female?

Hi all! This is Walter. We got him/her the other day. He/she seems to be doing really well. My friend named it Walter cause he/she looked like a grumpy old man! Lol. But I was thinking what if Walter is a girl? She would need a new name! I looked up how to sex these guys and I am only more confused. Here are some pics. I'll try to get more but he/she won't sit still! Thanks all!
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Old 11-23-2011, 09:29 AM   #2
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IMO, It looks to be female to me, the heavy specs around the gill plates, and the anal fin is not as long as a males. Mine had long fins that were almost to the end of the tail In length.

It is a great looking jd. Very nice coloring in her. Good luck with it. They are great fish.
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personally i think female because of the non-tapered fins and the less dotted back, but the colours are vibrant enough to be male....

i think female. i may be wrong x
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Thank you! It was in such a small tank at lfs i had to save it. It only had half of one of those really small display tanks. (5gal i think) now it is in my 55 gal with only a pleco in with her/him. i was thinking that she was probably female but I read that males have a black spot on the body and mine definitely does so I don't know.
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personally i think female because of the non-tapered fins and the less dotted back, but the colours are vibrant enough to be male....

i think female. i may be wrong x
The bright colors also made me think male. Idk!!!!!
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ooo what pleco do u have? how big is it?

there is also venting, u could do this if u know how xx
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It was sold to me as an unknown but I'll get pics. And I have never even heard of venting. What is it??
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Malawi Cichlids, Malawi Species Profiles, African Cichlids, Lake Malawi, Malawi Forum, Tanks, Articles, Books, Videos

it says for malawis but i assume it would work for JD too? x
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I am gonna try that seeing as how that is really the only way to be sure. I am not gonna scoop him and be extra nosey.  since we brought him home he has been doing almost flips, going from the top to the bottom of the tank. He looks like he is doing cartwheels! I think he is celebrating room to move! Anyways I can see his belly while he is flipping and I'll try to peek. Thanks for your help! If this doesn't work I'll prob be back with more pics!
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flipping? seriously? wow!

ok, keep us updated xx
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