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Lindsey
05-20-2004, 06:16 PM
I was wondering could any on tell me if this is a female firemouth. I have one big male for sure, but I was hoping this was a female.

highplainsdrifter
05-20-2004, 07:16 PM
Greetings and salutations. Lindsey, it's a little difficult to tell what we have here. It seems to have the body shape consistent with the female meeki, (being a rounder shape), but there also appears to be a trailing dorsal filament... a common male trait that older females also can have. Behavior is another factor. Does it seem territorial?

Lindsey
05-21-2004, 06:54 AM
Not really territorial to my other firemouth. It does to my pair of convicts though.

highplainsdrifter
05-28-2004, 11:08 PM
I think that only a male would stand up to the pair. Anyone disagree?

Solace
05-28-2004, 11:25 PM
I think a better picture is needed. Cichlids are an odd bunch. Just because one particular fish acts one way doesn't mean the next one will act the same way. Usually only 'general' tendencies remain the same.

One may be docile the next may be jaws personified.... sounds a lot like people to me.

Lindsey
06-02-2004, 02:45 PM
Hello everyone. Thanks for the replys. This fish has started to flare and circle my big male. Could this mean they are coming pair?

Lindsey
06-05-2004, 11:19 PM
here is a new picture of it...

highplainsdrifter
06-05-2004, 11:41 PM
You may indeed have a pair forming. You say it circles the male, what is the males reaction to this?

ander
06-06-2004, 07:11 PM
no way to tell from those pics, make ur shutter speed faster, increase light, and get em when they arent swimming around fast.

Lindsey
06-07-2004, 07:09 AM
I have a sucky camera. When the small one circles the male, they flare at each other.