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Are my Jack Dempseys male or female?
Unread 03-03-2013, 9:12 PM   #1
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Are my Jack Dempseys male or female?

Hi Everyone,

I have my 3 Jack Dempseys in their quarentine home before they make the trip to their new 75g home. I was wondering if you could tell me if they are male or female?

Sorry about the angle, they all appear normal till I upload them.
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One more.... he is a little younger
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First photo is two females based on the blue color on the chin and the minimal body color. Fins are rather rounded, which isn't necessarily an indicator of sex, but with the other characteristics would certainly add to the ID.

Second photo is a young Electric Blue Jack Dempsey, a color form with a history of being fairly sensitive until they get about 3 inches. EBJD tend to be more male than female, but your little fish is still too young to say.
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First photo is two females based on the blue color on the chin and the minimal body color. Fins are rather rounded, which isn't necessarily an indicator of sex, but with the other characteristics would certainly add to the ID.

Second photo is a young Electric Blue Jack Dempsey, a color form with a history of being fairly sensitive until they get about 3 inches. EBJD tend to be more male than female, but your little fish is still too young to say.

Thanks Chrome for the ID. I have heard that about the EBJDs, I really hope he makes it! He is a lot more aggressive than I thought he would be for his size. He even gets in there and tries to grab food without fear of the bigger JDs. I hope he is male and pairs up with one of the females.

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