Wow, his colouration is fantastic, he looks very well looked after!
"Sexing these cichlids is very difficult. As the male matures, he will however loose his dark stripes, a detail that makes sexing much easier. The male Jaguar cichlid will also typically grow bigger than the female, and display dark speckles on his body against a golden background."
Thats all I could find at a glace dude, doesn't help much now
Oh yes, thriving, plenty more fry. It's lovely - adults, big juveniles, little juveniles, tinies ... except I need to move them to a bigger tank shortly! (I have just spotted one on eBay that will be better than my spare one, a 3ft tank rather than the 1m tank I've got, losing those 3 inches will make it much easier to get at electricity socket, and since it's my birthday next week ... any excuse really) And they are very brave now - safety in numbers - they swim around halfway up the tank rather than clinging to the shells.
I have gone sentimental and can't bear to take them to the shop am hoping might be able to give them to other members when am really overrun ... though I might have hardened by then! Can't honestly say that I have pulled off some kind of feat with them - they are very easy with London water now I've got the nitrate filter, and have got a selection of suitably small foods. (Though it will be a feat to sex them reliably, apart from the known breeding pairs - I feel if I stare long enough I might be able to do it by looking at their faces, not just relying on adult size ...) Might get some julidochromis next, after all I should still have a spare tank ...
cathie wrote: I have gone sentimental Can't honestly say that I have pulled off some kind of feat with them ...
Yes they do it themselves but not with out the right conditions, ie care food,water quality and an understanding of the species. But going off the initial subject I'm sur Austen wouldn't say no to any stragglers you have.