Need Help Sexing Hongi Cichlid

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Charlie83, Aug 6, 2017.

  1. Charlie83New MemberMember

    Trying to sex this Honji....when I first got it was a light purple and really color full orange fins. It darkened up when it was getting harassed by the johani. I'm trying to have an all male tank...want to avoid the breeding. Can anyone help? ce8941be2feb28da5039980e518cd12c.jpg17b944a2ec8687727ec2d0aa262010a0.jpg46f0fda9f7a30a97c0fcaf4d5c7956cb.jpg1e9f853fd5279958ec2f42f9c5aca757.jpg
     

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  2. DemeterFishlore VIPMember

    Looks male to me, relatively long pelvic fins and bright egg spots points towards male.
     
  3. Charlie83New MemberMember

    Does it make sense the Johani would bully him? I assumed a hongi male would hold it down a bit better...so to speak. Lol
     
  4. DemeterFishlore VIPMember

    If you mean that blue fish front and center in the 3rd pick then it makes perfect sense that the hongi is getting pushed around by him. I've also had a fish like that, even with a bad eye he was still a jerk and I ended up rehoming him.

    Rather than that blue one being a Johanni, it looks more like an elongatus of some sort. A johanni would have more horizontal black markings rather than vertical ones.
     
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