Texas Male? Female?

Discussion in 'Texas Cichlid' started by Carbeo, Sep 1, 2018.

  1. Carbeo

    CarbeoWell Known MemberMember

    I paired this fish with a proven female. They've laid eggs twice and eaten them. I didnt look close enough at the time to check if it was anatomically male or also laying eggs. It didnt used to have that black dorsal fin spot. If 99% of female texas have the black spot, do any males? What do you think?

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  2. A201

    A201Well Known MemberMember

    IMO, Texas Cichlids are one of the more difficult fish to positively ID gender. It's true that a black blotch on the dorsal fin is a female marker for a lot of New World Cichlids. On the other hand, I once kept a Festae male which sported a black blotch on the dorsal. I currently have a male (unfaded) Red Texas Cichlid that has black spot in his dorsal fin as well.
  3. OP

    CarbeoWell Known MemberMember

    Thank you for your examples! I'll hold out hope for fry.