Sexing Jack Dempseys

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Nancyhl, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. Nancyhl

    NancyhlValued MemberMember

    I have two Dempseys and am trying to breed them, I was told these r a couple so I had to buy them as a pair. I've tried what they told me I even raised d water temperature to 82 degrees, but they r just not mating, so now am even wondering if they r male and female. Is this a male or female?
  2. anz

    anzValued MemberMember

    I'm no expert, but I don't think readers can determine the sex of your fish by looking at a video. In order to sex them you are going to have to physically pick them up and look at their vent. o0 is female and oo is male. Check out this video Hope it will help.
  3. steve_58

    steve_58Valued MemberMember

    First sure looks male to me and second sure looks like nice female to me.i'd say give them some time. May take awhile till they are settled in and comfortable.
  4. Cichlidnut

    CichlidnutFishlore VIPMember

    First one is male, second one is female. JD's are real easy to sex.

    You can condition them to breed by feeding them live foods. Earth worms and super worms are great. Avoid feeder goldfish. Also, high protein pellets help.
  5. buzz4520

    buzz4520Valued MemberMember

    I agree also, top one male & bottom one female.
  6. OP

    NancyhlValued MemberMember

    Thanks for your answers since I've tried everything else I will now try live food.