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Green terror male or female 2 months 4 weeks ago #70631

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Someone gave me this fish, I know its a green terror but is it male or female? i.imgur.com/rM3I5oN.jpg. i.imgur.com/QGpSiYI.jpg
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Looks male to due lack of blue bearding/lipstick
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I hope it is a male they get they hump. But I could not tell if the hump has started.
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Green terror male or female 2 months 3 weeks ago #70634

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Nuchal humps will grow if the GT wants to be the dominant cichlid or if it is trying to show off to a female cichlid. I've seen nuchal humps and bright green male coloring on a GT as small as 1-2", and typically this male was trying to be the dominant GT in a tank full of GTs.
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So at this point its hard to say what the sex is ? Either way its still a beautiful fish, it has beautiful colors
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Females can get nuchal humps, and be as bright green as males. However, females tend to have green bearding in the lower jaw area.

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Green terror male or female 2 months 3 weeks ago #70639

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bloodmourn wrote:
Looks male to due lack of blue bearding/lipstick


I believe this method only works for sexing Jack Dempseys. Please correct me if I am wrong, but I don't believe Green terrors can be sexed accurately until a female lays eggs.
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Look up posts by Jim Cumming aka notho2000 on the net. There have been other folks who have confirmed this. I've also used this method to make sure that I did not get a female.
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Interesting. I'll have to dig up some old photos of my old pairs...
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