When Will My Jack Demspey Color Up?

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When will he gets nore speckles and stuff like that? What size?
 

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HI there,
How big is he at the moment?
Did you recently get him?
What tank size do you have him in?
What are you feeding him?
What are his tank mates?
 
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Ed204 said:
HI there,
How big is he at the moment?
Did you recently get him?
What tank size do you have him in?
What are you feeding him?
What are his tank mates?
He is currently 2 and a half inches ish.
Sort of, 3 and a half months.
60-65 gallons
NLS, hikari, Omega One
Male Firemouth
Female convict
Not sure what he/she is
Thanks!
 

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It will color up when it starts to mature sexually. That can vary, but it's usually around 4-4.5 inches.
 
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It will color up when it starts to mature sexually. That can vary, but it's usually around 4-4.5 inches.
Is that when I can tell it's gender? Really curious!
 

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chasee said:
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Is that when I can tell it's gender? Really curious!
There are two ways to sex a JD by venting and coloration.
Males usually have more coloration on their body whereas females have more jewels on their gill plate than the males, it pretty much looks like a beard of jewels.
Here is a picture after venting both sexes:
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