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    5" rio mag - growout

    Discussion in 'Central and South American Cichlids' started by Escongleam, May 16, 2018.

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      It just started showing blue on upper lip corner, is that a promising sign that it might be a male? understanding its still to small to sex ..

      Thanks for thoughts

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      Super jealous, I want one someday. Maybe more than one.
       
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      If it's 5" it's not too promising that it's a male. Do you have any other fish with it? If you keep a mirror placed up to the tank it will help you sex the fish. If it's a male it will be very agressive and turn very colorful. If it's a female it may show signs of spawning with the mirror. Keep an eye out for any black in the dorsal or the anal fins. That's a dead give away of a female
       
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      Thanks for your comments ..... it is actually growing pretty slow too. I am hoping for one male, I have a 2” Guatape I am growing out and also just received 3 from Río San Juan Choco ....
       
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      well still hoping ..... per your advice I one of new umbees, similar size ( shows some nice color ) in the tank with him and he immediately started flaring and then lip locked. It’s color shifted pretty dramatically, body going very dark green and some nice blue spotting in dorsal and tail. Didn’t see any black in fins..... separated them into separate tanks and am crossing fingers ..
       

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