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Old 03-15-2012, 05:37 PM   #1
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I'm matt. I'm a dog trainer at petco. Been working there 8 months and got into aquatics there. I have a 29 gal with 6 juvenile african cichlids. May need some help IDing two but I have a yellow lab, red peacock, blue johanni, and a rusty.
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:41 PM   #2
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Welcome to AA. ask questions, a lot of wise people here willing to help....
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:50 PM   #3
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Thank you much! I was wondering what constitutes a mature adult cichlid? Most of mine are 2-3 inches. Id like to sex the little guys because I'm worried I may have too many males. I've tried my hand at venting at the store. No problem catching nad holding the fish but no luck at seeing anything. I think I need a magnifing lense to do it accurately.
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I wouldn't worry about having to many males in fact some people do all male tanks. But if you add a female you need to have 3 females to 1 male.
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Old 03-15-2012, 06:28 PM   #5
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Thanks! I hadn't considered an all male tank. I believe the red peacock in there is female. To my knowledge the red peacocks are dimorphic and the females are entirely silver/grey as juveniles where as males will have more red torwards the head early on. He/she can't stand the rusty, the peacock will chase the rusty every time it gets anywhere close.
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I hope this helps..

Determing Your Cichlids' Gender




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Old 03-15-2012, 07:31 PM   #7
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Thanks for the link. Glad I found this forum, I appreciate all the help. I'm gonna need all I can get.
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