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Neverstop1111

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So if been coloring up my cichlids and out of no where one of my palest fish turned on me (pic 1) Spike (Pic 2) use to be the alpha just got a bit lighter. I'm hoping one is female cuz I only wanted 1. Hopefully there's one peacock male and 3 female lol
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Sorry I was looking to find out how to tell if one is male or female or if both are male
 

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Are both pictures of the same fish ? Or is one male and one female
 

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First one looks like a male, but I'd need the second fish to have all its fin erect like the first fish.

Slightly pointed dorsal and analfins in young peacocks suggest male. Blue on the gill plates also suggest male, you can see this a bit more easily if shining a flashlight on the fish, just be aware that some females will have a bit of blue too.

It would be easiest to net all the fish and look at their vents. 2 holes the same size is a male, one hole larger than the other is female.
 
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