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Old 03-04-2013, 10:46 PM   #1
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Male and female JD?

What is typical Breeding behavior for jack dempseys I bought a "female" and 2 weeks later bought a "male". As soon as I put the male in the tank they both got bright blue and jaw locked for about 3 hours and for the past 2 days they've just been hanging a few inches from each other in my 55 gallon tank. Is it a safe bet I actually have a male and female
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What is typical Breeding behavior for jack dempseys I bought a "female" and 2 weeks later bought a "male". As soon as I put the male in the tank they both got bright blue and jaw locked for about 3 hours and for the past 2 days they've just been hanging a few inches from each other in my 55 gallon tank. Is it a safe bet I actually have a male and female
If you can post pictures we would be able to tell. JD's are quite easy to sex.
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:26 AM   #3
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Sorry they're really shy so it was tricky getting a pic

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I've read that males have more blue specks throughout there body and with females it's mostly on the face and males have a pointed dorsal fin and with females it's rounded so I went on that when I was buying them hopefully I was correct.
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Lip locking is a SA cichlid pairing and mating behavior. It's the fish equivalent of having the lights low and Barry White on the radio.

So Gratz on the JD pair.
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Male?

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Hopefully the better pictures help. The more I look at them the more I'm not so sure
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Their young still.
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To young to tell?
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