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Old 08-17-2014, 12:58 AM   #1
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Breeding Jack Dempsey ( male/female)?

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First two I believe is a female the second two I believe is the male iv put them together in a 55 trying to get them to breed. I haven't seen them lip lock but I have seen "him" case "her" a lot they are the closest size I could find a match. How long if they are male and female would it take for them to pair up? .. And if they are both male how would I find out?


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Old 08-17-2014, 01:16 AM   #2
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Your best chance is to just buy a whole bunch that are a whole bunch of sizes, wait until you get a pair, and sell the rest of them to the store or someone local.
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Yeah I was thinking of that after I got the "female" from the pet store

I just figured id try and buy a match because I got 3 big jack Dempseys one is a large 4-5 inch Electric blue jack Dempsey I mainly just wanted a match for him and only end up finding one "female" big enough for my smallest jack Dempsey about 2-3 inch. So yeah I tried that.. If it fails I will try buying a little school of fish and waiting for them to do it them selfs. Thanks for your reply


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Old 08-17-2014, 08:23 PM   #4
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I don think the fish in pic 1 and 2 is a jd. I could be wrong but it looks like a carpintis common name green texas.

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I'm actually fairly certain that that is a Jack Dempsey. Their spotting and coloration can vary a lot.
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If you look at the shape of the head and snout on the first picture and the spoting you will see that the spots start at the tail where as on the jd they start at the head also the jd is much thicker or stockier than the carpintis. Again im no expert and have never had jds but I have had carpintis. Been a while though.

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Here is a couple old pics of my carpintis to compare


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Oh ****... Elmer's in monroeville Pennsylvania has done it to me again!! The head of the fish is different and I was looking at thinking maybe the females we're like that!!!..

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I went and took a better picture thanks for all your help


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Post the 1st 2 pictures in the cichlid section and ask for an id. I always post all cichlid questions in the cichlid section.

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I agree it doesn't look like a JD. The males and females look very similar to one another at least till the males mature and get much larger and develop a bit of a ridge on their forehead.
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Thanks a lot I'm gona call store right away and get my money back you guys helped a lot


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