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    Jaguar Cichlid male or female

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

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      I got two jaguar cichlids the other day and one is darker than the other one. Does anyone know what gender they are yet? And also why is there color different.

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      Too small to tell
       
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      Do you know why there different colors
       
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      Mood, stress, lighting, dominance. Genetics. All kinds of reasons
       
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      Does anyone else know their gender or how long it will take to be able to tell what gender they will become?
       
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      Jags can be tough, usually around 5 inches or so sometimes alittle earlier. But that’s a good base

      I had one that I was sure was female at 3 inches. Then right around 7 inches it completely changed color patterns and finnage came in and I was shocked.
       
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      Do you think since the darker one has thicker lines it could end up becoming a male and have them turned in spots. I don’t know if thickness of lines mean anything
       
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      Honestly no telling right now my friend. Keep them happy and healthy and you’ll be able to tell when their bigger.
       
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      Can you tell the gender at all by the anal fin or venting at this age?
       
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      nope, will have to wait till there about 5 inches as stated, some times earlier but normally no, venting at that age is really not helpful unless you are a professional and then iffy.

      They both look fine to me. they start getting getting bigger hope you have a nice large tank for them, and just them, with a divider. preferable a 145g pluss.
       

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