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johneeey 04-03-2013 02:42 AM

please help, Male and Female jags?
 
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this one is bout 13 inches
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this one is bout 10 or 11 inches
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all help is appreciated. thank you.

Tazman 04-03-2013 09:03 PM

One way to tell and I cant see for sure on the pictures, males have a purple coloration to them, females also tend to stay around 12".

Males anal and dorsal fins are also noticeably longer and more pointed than a female.

If they are male and female, anything going near them when they are in breeding mode, is in danger, they are extremely aggressive when breeding and will even go after fish way bigger than them.

Nice looking fish :-)

Jorunder 04-30-2013 01:55 AM

Yes you have a mating pair. Be sure to keep them isolated from other fish because they become hyper aggressive once breeding.


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