How Can you tell the sex of firemouth's ???

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I have two firemouth's And was wondering how do determine there sex ???? I got both the same time but one's bigger than the other and there color is different. Could they both be male's or does Dominance play a role with there color ??? Does size also a key factor to determine there sex ???
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tehmole replied the topic: Re: How Can you tell the sex of firemouth's ???

hey cujo,

from what i can dig up ~ male's will have a brighter coloration than a female - more dull

for the male - the anal fin will be more pointer than the female - rounded

best way to sex them would by six and see if they pair off ~ that's if you have the space + $$$$
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Nina_W replied the topic: Re: How Can you tell the sex of firemouth's ???

If you can get pictures, I'm sure someone here can spot the difference :)
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cujo0777 replied the topic: Re: How Can you tell the sex of firemouth's ???

Id love to post some pic's but one of my firemouth's rarely come's out of the vase. He hide's in itmost of the day until it's feeding time or when another fish get's in his space . One is darker than the other but both have a different color . Most pictures i seen of a breeding pair's don't even compare to the one's i have .

One's a bluish grey with bright red belly while the other one has weird pearlescent greenish blue color with a darker red yet there dorsal fins are the same. Ill try and aim for a pic when ever i get the chance.
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cebosound replied the topic: Re: How Can you tell the sex of firemouth's ???

yes.

the males usually have more red around the mouth and throat.

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