BLUESPOT JAWFISH MALES & FEMALES HOW CAN YOU TELL THEM APART

BLUESPOT JAWFISH MALES & FEMALES HOW CAN YOU TELL THEM APART

Postby cantagious » Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:28 pm

I would like to get a pair but how do you tell the males from female
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Re: PICTURES OF MALES AND FEMALES HOW CAN YOU TELL

Postby Midnight Angel » Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:37 pm

There are some people that can tell. But it is hard for me. Some of the fish are so thin and young when they are at the stores. I had blue spots spawn for me. I got a group of four.I ended up with three males and one female though. And boy I knew first day who was what. The males all turned black and white......no kidding. They were all trying to impress the female. So I say get a small group to be sure you get a pair. But maybe someone else on here may have some pics. The males usually have larger heads but again I've had a hard time telling some apart when they are young.

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Postby cantagious » Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:48 pm

Well I have two and I know the males are more colorful than female so when I pick that what I did I got a bright one and one not so bright how many can you keep together or how many would you try to keep together

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Postby Midnight Angel » Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:47 pm

Which type of Jawfish do you have? The pearly are pretty sweet and don't fight much but the blue spots can be mean ( males fighting). But again it is always easier to make sure you have a pair if you get a group. Just my 2 cents.

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Postby cantagious » Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:54 pm

Well I have two of the blue spot and thinking of going tomorrow and buying two or three more
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Re: BLUESPOT JAWFISH MALES & FEMALES HOW CAN YOU TELL THEM APART

Postby Midnight Angel » Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:43 pm

I'm sorry I must have missed the fact that you had blue spots. How long have you had them ? And are they getting along ok ? You will know if you have a pair because the males do change color. But if you have a good sized tank and the money for more go for it. :D
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Postby cantagious » Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:13 pm

Well I will pick up some more tomorrow and what size tank would you suggest
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Postby cantagious » Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:13 pm

Well I will pick up some more tomorrow and what size tank would you suggest
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Postby Midnight Angel » Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:54 pm

My fish spawned in a 46 gallon tank. They were the only fish in the tank. And there was a thick layer of substrate. Make sure the tank is covered. These guys like to jump.

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Postby "Umm, fish?" » Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:50 am

You give me hope, Amy! I introduced a small bluespot to a tank with an established single recently. The bigger one immediately started with the black and white and darting up into the water column. Hopefully now I just need to fatten up the new one. Thanks!

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Re: BLUESPOT JAWFISH MALES & FEMALES HOW CAN YOU TELL THEM APART

Postby Midnight Angel » Wed Aug 05, 2009 1:50 am

Andy,
Just give them time. Mine changed color on the first day . But it was months before the first spawn. Good luck .I have four more in a 30 now. The 46 now has raccoon butterflies fwiw. After one of my blue spots was stung to death by an aiptasia :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: I had to get a clean up crew (raccoons) for those things. And Andy it looks like we have the same taste in fish. haha

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Postby Midnight Angel » Wed Aug 05, 2009 2:59 pm

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Postby trueblackpercula » Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:14 pm

I love this fish and would like to try at breeding them. Can anyone point me in the right direction in getting a pair of tank raised ones?
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Postby "Umm, fish?" » Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:20 pm

Michael, I think if you want a pair of tank-raised ones at this point that you have to raise them yourself. :) Good luck!
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Postby trueblackpercula » Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:47 pm

Ok thought it was a done deal already.
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Postby D3monic » Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:10 am

I have really been wanting to give breeding these guys a shot. The only thing keeping me from trying is the price. Up here they are about $90-100 each. My wife is starting to catch onto the everything I buy costs $10 line. Not to mention the I won it in a raffle line.
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Postby enigma » Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:14 am

Also, all those interested in breeding at this point should be starting with WC Brood stock so that we can trade offspring. Trading the same brood stock from one breeder will lead to genetic drift within a few Gen's.
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Re: BLUESPOT JAWFISH MALES & FEMALES HOW CAN YOU TELL THEM APART

Postby cantagious » Thu Aug 06, 2009 2:59 pm

Well I ordered three more will have them Monday

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Postby Midnight Angel » Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:54 pm

Good luck with them. :D

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Postby cantagious » Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:11 pm

Well thanks I just like to sit back and watch them they are true clowns :lol:
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Postby cantagious » Fri Aug 07, 2009 2:25 pm

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Postby Midnight Angel » Fri Aug 07, 2009 2:53 pm

So Sweet ! :D Nice to see that someone else names their fish too. :D And yes it is nice just having them around spawning or not .They are worth every penny.

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Postby "Umm, fish?" » Fri Aug 07, 2009 3:15 pm

:) Great photo! The bluespot in the video above is named Oscar. He actually got trapped under a rock at the LFS and now has a slightly twisted upper jaw. But he healed fine and it doesn't seem to slow him down much. No problem moving rocks 17 times the size of his head.... :)
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Postby Midnight Angel » Fri Aug 07, 2009 4:01 pm

Nice to see you are a sweetie too Andy :lol: My favorite blue spot male is named Ziggy Stardust. I won't bother saying all the others. I think names show concern and compassion by the hobbiest. Just my 2 cents. :| And these guys have so much personality names just fit. And Andy my males will take on yours any time when it comes to rock moving.....just kidding. I'll stop I'm getting silly now. :lol:

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