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Old 03-28-2014, 05:09 PM   #1
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Please sex

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Both different fish. The top is bigger and more dominent
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Old 03-28-2014, 05:10 PM   #2
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The first on sorry not the top
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Old 03-28-2014, 05:13 PM   #3
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Please sex

Firemouth cichlids are hard to sex. The males might have more red, but I don't think that's a definitive way to tell. You just have to wait and see if they will pair off.
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Old 03-28-2014, 05:13 PM   #4
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Yes I would like to know the sex please
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Old 03-28-2014, 11:20 PM   #5
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Vent them, thats the definate way to tell the sex of them.
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Old 03-29-2014, 06:39 AM   #6
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Hmm thanks. I think this is beyond my skill set at this present time
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Old 03-29-2014, 07:23 AM   #7
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ID:	230686 this is my MALE firemouth!!! He's only about 3 inches but shows tremendous coloration
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Old 03-29-2014, 07:54 AM   #8
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Attachment 230684Attachment 230685Attachment 230686 this is my MALE firemouth!!! He's only about 3 inches but shows tremendous coloration

Wow he is beautiful. I think the second one is a male and he's just starting to show now.

The thing is is that the other is far less colourful but is the dominant one. Is it normal for females to chase males until the male catches up on size?
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Old 03-29-2014, 07:56 AM   #9
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Wow he is beautiful. I think the second one is a male and he's just starting to show now.

The thing is is that the other is far less colourful but is the dominant one. Is it normal for females to chase males until the male catches up on size?

Did u just buy them?
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Old 03-29-2014, 07:57 AM   #10
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No had them maybe 3 months now.

There is another smaller one in the tank and one in quarantine at the mo.

I bought 4 hoping 2 would pair off.
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That's strange actually because when I first bought mine he looked like thisClick image for larger version

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Old 03-29-2014, 08:01 AM   #12
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Yes this is how all mine looked (except the sick one) now the smaller if the 2 are getting the black stripes and redder throat. The bigger dominant one can colour up but rarely does.
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Is that doctor Phil on TV?
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Old 03-29-2014, 08:03 AM   #14
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Ok this is MY opinion but I think in the first picture is the females due to the lack of color and body shape!!! The
Seconed is a male due to his coloration and in longed body structure which males have. So I believe it's possible tey could mate!
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Hopefully I thought this too!
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Is that doctor Phil on TV?

Ya my mom was watching it lol!!
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Hahaha classic. How cool are firemouths though? I love em
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Yes I love mine too!! Just wish he wasn't AS aggressive!! But he has a lot to chase around in the tank so it's ok!
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Thats a very nice looking firemouth. They're very attractive fish

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