My 2 Jack Dempsey

UKA710

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Hey other MFK,
These are my 2 jack dempsey I have. I think I have a Male, Female pair but I'm not 100 percent. I know for sure I have 1 female the larger of the 2.

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Deadeye

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Welcome to the forum!
Black one is definitely a male. The lighter colored one looks to be female, but I’m not 100% sure.
 
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UKA710

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Awsome. Thank you. I believe the lighter jack is a female as well, I mainly was questioning the darker one. Iv had both of them sense they were half inch. I got both of them and different times months apart.
 
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Deadeye

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Black is a male because there is absolutely no blue by the mouth. Females have a lot while males have less
My male:
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I remember reading that head profile is also different between the two.
 
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UKA710

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Great looking Jack. Yeah the lighter one is most likely female, hopefully they pair up well and start having fry. Thanks again.
 
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Deadeye

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Thanks! I’m very impressed with him, considering he was a half inch runt at a petsmart.
Jacks will breed pretty easily, they should start pairing soon.
Happy to help!
 

YankeeJack

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Great pics! Thank you for sharing! Would love to see a pic of the whole tank :).

Are you going to breed them? (presuming you have one of each gender).
 
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