Dovii Cichlid Sexing

Andy woods cichlids uk

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At this stage it's looking female to me.
There's still time for the male markings to come though and prove me wrong lol. It's still a young fish.
 
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Yeah, I think female too, but it looks like a bruiser. It’s still super early to guess, but I’d bet $5 it’s a female.
 

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What is the length now? Usually the unpaired fins would be showing spots if it were male. The clear fins are a strong indicator that's its a female. My male growouts start showing blue and spotting by 3-4 inches. First three pics are a male and the 4th and 5th are a female. These two paired up naturally out of a large group of growouts. They are about 4" and 3" respectively there. The last three pics are of the same pair at around 6" and 4".

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Hey guys, it’s still small. About 3 inches. Too small to show spots on unpaired fins. However in my latest pics I’m about to posts I can clearly see tiny spots on the upper and lower body. Just a few and really tiny. You have to zoom in. I’m still hoping it’s a male Andy woods cichlids uk Andy woods cichlids uk

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Hey guys, it’s still small. About 3 inches. Too small to show spots on unpaired fins. However in my latest pics I’m about to posts I can clearly see tiny spots on the upper and lower body. Just a few and really tiny. You have to zoom in. I’m still hoping it’s a male Andy woods cichlids uk Andy woods cichlids uk

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In my experience you'd being seeing the signs by now if it were a male. If you look at my pics the female does have some spots but the male has far more prominent speckling all through the body at this size, particularly above the lateral line, where the female has almost none. Also the eye stripe stays more prominent on the females. All that combined with the clear fins and lack of blue color screams female to me.
 

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In my experience you'd being seeing the signs by now if it were a male. If you look at my pics the female does have some spots but the male has far more prominent speckling all through the body at this size, particularly above the lateral line, where the female has almost none. Also the eye stripe stays more prominent on the females. All that combined with the clear fins and lack of blue color screams female to me.
Hey Bud appreciate the reply. I will revert back to the thread in a months time. I still feel that it’s a male. Perhaps wishful thinking but nevertheless I’m sticking to my guess here. There is definitely blue in the fins as well, my substrate is bright so the fish is washed out quite a bit. Also it’s the most dominant and fastest growing out of three Dovii juveniles that I have
 

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Ok so I’m back. I used some darker deco and here is a few pics of the very same fish that everyone is saying is probably female. I still say male. Please let me know your thoughts after these pics I’d appreciate that

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At this stage it's looking female to me.
There's still time for the male markings to come though and prove me wrong lol. It's still a young fish.
Hi Andy. Hope you are well. It’s been about a month now since I asked about this particular Dovii. Can you tell gender now? Does it still look female?

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