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Old 07-29-2017, 04:52 AM   #1
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Sexing Blue Acara

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Just wondering how to sex Electric Blue Acara. What are the key points to look for in sexing:
1. Male Electric Blue Acara
2. Female Electric Blue Acara

Please take note that the Acaras I am trying to sex are juvenile.

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If you have 2 and they make babies, one is male and one is female
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Usually not easy to determine the sex of juvenile new world cichlids. The electric blue Acara is a hybrid fish which might make the identification even more difficult. When my daughter selected her EB Acara out of a 40 gal. Tank packed full of them, she bought the one with the most vivid blue color, which also had brightest red edging on the fins. In a few months it was easy to identify the fish as a male.
Look at the dorsal fin too. The back part of the dorsal is usually pointed in male S.A. cichlids. The females are more rounded.
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The female will be smaller on average and display a much lighter/white coloring on her side. It's actually pretty obvious when you see it.
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Usually not easy to determine the sex of juvenile new world cichlids. The electric blue Acara is a hybrid fish which might make the identification even more difficult. When my daughter selected her EB Acara out of a 40 gal. Tank packed full of them, she bought the one with the most vivid blue color, which also had brightest red edging on the fins. In a few months it was easy to identify the fish as a male.

Look at the dorsal fin too. The back part of the dorsal is usually pointed in male S.A. cichlids. The females are more rounded.

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