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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-26-2011, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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Can anyone sex this convict cichlid?

Just got the little one not too long ago. Is about 1.5 inches currently, and there were certainly lighter specimens in the same tank. But my friend, who has a couple of his own, is convinced that it is a female! I'd like to upgrade the aquarium size as they grow and get him/her a buddy, but don't want to end up with two males! Preferably a pair

I've attached a few pictures of it :o I'm not too familiar with this website, so please let me know if I messed up somehow!
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-26-2011, 08:51 PM
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From what I remember, the females generally have orange on their bellies (and sometimes some orange speckling). Female cichlids in general usually have rounder bellies, too, but I don't know if you took those pictures after feeding or something.

The photos aren't close enough to get a good look at the fins but then again, I'm not too experienced with cichlids.




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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-22-2011, 12:16 AM Thread Starter
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It was a male.
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