JD pair with FM

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at what size can I expect JD's to start developing their colourations?
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Hey Darth Nandopsis, Just shot a video of them - could you sex them at the moment?



P.S I have now removed the FM
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Darth certainly better than myself at id... but I think I see 1 possible male and 3 female. Maybe all female. Semi educated guess on that, need Darth to confirm.


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Hey Suprd71, Could you tell me which one you think is the male?
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If I were to call 1 male, it would be end of vid, bottom right corner. Dorsal is more pointed than the others. Others I'm quite sure, not positive, but pretty sure are female.


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That should be good news for getting a pair then I would hope :)
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Here is another video in case the first one wasn't enough. Sorry about poor quality, but I am using an iphone to record this!

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Chris-gashead wrote: Hey Darth Nandopsis, Just shot a video of them - could you sex them at the moment?



P.S I have now removed the FM


Beginning of video........male bottom, female top.

As they are swimming around so fast, I can't go frame by frame, but I see 5 fish total, 2 males, 3 females. Males have more & brighter spangles, females have more color in the cheek & gill cover, less so in the body (usually, as I have seen JD's that have INTENSE coloration from wild caught parents. )

Soon, you will have to watch for conspecific aggression. I had a nice pair of JD's & a Jag in a 180 when they were small.....until the "Kill Switch" went off & the male JD & the Jag went nuts & tried to wipe each other out. A breeding pair of JD's could easily an aquarium of that size.

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The FM was the boss until I removed him. All the jds have only just started to colour up like this since he was removed. None of them appear particularly dominant right now though but I imagine in a couple of days that will start to happen. I do indeed have five currently and the plan is simply to have a breeding pair with the plecs (providing they won't give them a hiding, otherwise I will remove them as well and only have a pair.

I will post more pictures in a month or so to see if we can get any definite results with regards to sexing.

Thanks for your help with this
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Is this a potential male/female pair? Since I wrote that they are not chasing each other previously, well within the last 48 hours, the most colourful one has begun to chase the others, sometimes relentless

These two in the video stay together a lot and do not chase each other hardly at all....

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