At what size do green terrors show their sex?

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i made the mistake of not checking the fish out that they selected at the LFS, just trusted they knew what they were doing, and out of the 4 green terrors i asked for 3 of them were jack dempsies lol. this lfs is 1.5 hrs away so i'm not going back to trade them in, the jacks are gorgeous, and i really only want 1 GT anyway once it shows male, just asked for 4 so i had a better shot at getting a male...the others would be traded for store credit to get supplies or food, or sold to a friend when the time comes. there is a closer lfs that can order GT's so i could possibly trade the jacks there for 3 more GT's. but anyway, i shared a pic link for the one i have. if anyone can say 100% it's male then i'll just keep them all for awhile, or if it's fm for sure i will trade for more GT's (and double check this time).
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muddybear replied the topic: At what size do green terrors show their sex?

Female-without a doubt.

I have a male and female, had them both since they were about 2 inches. Even at that size the difference is obvious.

The male has more colour on both dorsal and caudal fins as well as exhibiting brighter colour along the flanks. The female also demonstrates more vertical banding as shown in your picture. The final points would be the shape of fins and body: the female tends to have more rounded dorsal and anal fins; the body of the male is deeper and the heads are a different shape, with the female (as in your picture) having a more curved forehead. The male's head has a steep slope.

I'll see if I can find some pics of when mine were small so that you can compare
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Female left, male right.


Male top, female bottom.


Male.


Female.

Fish are 2 to 2 & half inches (total length) in these pics.

Hope that helps.
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thank you both! def. looks female to me after reading the descriptions and seeing the pics. i didnt realize it would show that young until now
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i traded the dempsies in for 4 more GT's, they are approx. 1" right now. do any resemble your male, if you had him at that size that is?
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size reference www.instagram.com/p/BRjEIMUBRPI/

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blurry fin detail www.instagram.com/p/BRjDVDMhFNo/

the red tail shark got after this one, shark has been removed until they grow out a bit www.instagram.com/p/BRjDbikBAbg/

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muddybear replied the topic: At what size do green terrors show their sex?

Mine were around double the size when I got them and the difference was very apparent. It's a little harder to tell from your pics but IMO I think you could have 2 males and a female there, the 2 with the thicker bands on their tails being the males.

Try and get some clearer photos over the coming weeks and months to show how they are growing. If indeed you do have males, they will begin to outgrow the females with their bodies becoming noticeably deeper. I've had mine for around 6 months now, they were the same size when I got them, the male is now more than twice her size.

I'll try and grab a couple of pics for you.
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good deal! this between my old phone, fish that dont stay still and the glass being scuffed up it's a crapshoot for photos lol i'm due for a phone upgrade though so hopefully they'll be a little more clear next time i take some pics. most of those are actually screenshots from a video i took since they wouldnt stay still long enough for a pic lol

thanks again! i'll keep posting pics as they grow
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muddybear replied the topic: At what size do green terrors show their sex?

Managed to get these-they even posed together! I guess the poop is a small price to pay!







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they look amazing! what size was he when he started geowing his hump?
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