Can some one tell me the sex of my Oscar please

Tj203

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Can someone please tell me the sex of my Oscar it is about 9 years old 10.5 inches and about 2 inches wide he is a very wide Oscar compared to other ones I have saw


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I won't try to guess from those photos.
We need a clear shot of the nether regions to even guess.
 

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I won't try to guess from those photos.
We need a clear shot of the nether regions to even guess.
OK I’ll try and get a better picture. someone asked this for their jaguar Cichlid the other day so I tried to take the picture like there’s.
 

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Just looked it up pretty sure it’s a male
 

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With cichlids from the genus Parachromis (like managuense) outward difference can be very obvious, but with cichlids like oscars, outward differences are almost invisible .
Take this Parachromis motaguense (close cousin to the jaguar).
Male

female

With most Parachromis, males have small spots on the lower gill plate, females only a few larger ones, or none.
No such luck with Oscars
 
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