Male or female gt

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One of the main characteristic of males, are the oblique bluish lines in the unpaired fins, in females the lines are shorter, and at time not visible at all.
I edited your pic to get a better view.
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It looks male to me, although you don't say what size it is, and if it is young, these markings may change. The head profile is also somewhat masculine.
 

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One of the main characteristic of males, are the oblique bluish lines in the unpaired fins, in females the lines are shorter, and at time not visible at all.
I edited your pic to get a better view.
View attachment 1392658
It looks male to me, although you don't say what size it is, and if it is young, these markings may change. The head profile is also somewhat masculine.
Thanks for help.Its almost 4-5 inches and 2-3 months old
 

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One of the main characteristic of males, are the oblique bluish lines in the unpaired fins, in females the lines are shorter, and at time not visible at all.
I edited your pic to get a better view.
View attachment 1392658
It looks male to me, although you don't say what size it is, and if it is young, these markings may change. The head profile is also somewhat masculine.
After some research on the web, it seems that only female GT have white vertical bars/stripes on their bodies.. Can any GT keepers verify this?
 

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After some research on the web, it seems that only female GT have white vertical bars/stripes on their bodies.. Can any GT keepers verify this?
My male GT at 4-5" total length showed those lines. He was the lowest cichlid in the totem pole, so he showed sub-dominant coloration of females.

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