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How do i know if my Cichlid is a male or female?

i have a yellow cichlid that only has one spot on the anal fin, and a white cichlid with about 5 spots on the anal fin, and a couple on the back dorsal fin.. i am trying to breed them so knowing the genders would help.. thanks!

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To establish their gender, you have to remove them from the water and examine their dorsal side. Look for the genital pore that is located between their anus and anal fin. Generally, females have a larger genital papilla than males. See the details on

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