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    Pair or not?

    Discussion in 'Central and South American Cichlids' started by HarleyK, Mar 18, 2017.

    1. HarleyK

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      I've got my doubts, but they're still relatively small. Comments appreciated.
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      Still small, but does look like a male and female thus far at least.
       
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      Male on left, female on right?
      No guarantee that they will pair, but there stands a pretty good chance!
       
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      Yes, that's my thinking. The one on the right has the blue in the midlateral spot which is a female characteristic. As they get older, the dorsal fin extensions should show up on the male.
       
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      Exactly. The presence of blue speckles seems to be a more reliable indicator of female than a lack of dorsal spines at that size.
       
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      Thanks guys, awesome!
       
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      Yes, though the line bred German blues were bred for more blue so sometimes that trait isn't always correct.
       
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      In the pic also notice the female blushing pink.
       

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