Help Id and gender please

Discussion in 'Fish, Snail, Worm And Pest ID Help' started by Jmorones6820, Jul 1, 2016.

  1. Jmorones6820New MemberMember

    Can anyone positively Id these cichlid I think one is a red zebra and the other a dogtooth cichlid. I've been trying to gender myself but not really sure. I think the red zebra is a male due to light blue sheen on dorsel fin and not really sure about the dogtooth. Please help.

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  2. CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    Bumping this up for you
  3. Protim SarkarWell Known MemberMember

    I think both are male. Anders247 can help you.
  4. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

  5. Jmorones6820New MemberMember

    Thank you for doing that
  6. Jmorones6820New MemberMember

    Thanks your the first person I've got a second opinion from. Yea I'm almost sure the red zebra is a male and the dogtooth at first I thought was a female because I had read that their color is kind of dull compared to the male but I changed their diet and the dogtooth colors are starting to come out more. Hopefully someone can confirm. Protim Sarkar
  7. Jmorones6820New MemberMember

    Anders247 Thanks still pretty new to this forum thing but so far the community has been nice. And thanks for your help in trying to get my cichlids gender
  8. chromedome52Fishlore VIPMember

    Actually, the Red Zebra looks female to me: short ventrals, pale, poorly defined eggspots, and very orange color. Males of this species often take on more of a peach color when mature. However, it also doesn't look to be quite mature just yet, either.

    The other simply looks like it hadn't settled in, color was more of a fright mode than sex indication. As for being a Cynotilapia, yes, but I couldn't tell you which variant or species.
  9. Jmorones6820New MemberMember

    chromedome52 thanks for your input when I did first put in the dogtoother the red zebra kept coming up to it and the dogtooth at one point got kind of white and his stripes were standing out and then it did like a shake. And then a day or two later they were both picking up the gravel and chasing each other. That's what made me think that they are male due to me reading that only males have that kind of behavior.

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