Please help me sex my Firemouth!

Discussion in 'Fish, Snail, Worm And Pest ID Help' started by bluesky2111, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. bluesky2111Valued MemberMember

    Got this guy for 3 months since juvenile. He/she is now almost the same size at an adult molly, but the red belly hasn't showed up yet. I was wondering if that's common, or my Firemouth is hybrid. Also I was wondering if it's a male or female.... Thanks!!




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  2. codyrex97Well Known MemberMember

    It appears to be a female to me. I could be wrong though. It's kind of hard to tell.
  3. Skyy2112Valued MemberMember

    I dont see any color on the belly yet. But it appears to be a female from the blue speckle/fins.

    What is the orange w/ black cichlid?
  4. bluesky2111Valued MemberMember

    Thank you! :)

    You mean the one with the black stripes on the eyes? That's the German Blue Ram.
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  5. Chuck WheatValued MemberMember

    I really apologize for not being able to contribute to this thread other than to say that title is NSFW! hahaha I'm sorry.
  6. chromedome52Fishlore VIPMember

    That Firemouth is still too young to sex. The red belly should come in as it matures a bit more, another 4-6 months I think. Firemouths are also one of the more difficult species to sex even when mature, as females can have long filaments on the fins the same as males. About the only certain way to sex them is when they are about ready to spawn, then the breeding tubes come down.

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