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sexing fish
Posted by: Mello33 ()
Date: March 15, 2012 10:07PM

After talking to all of my lfs, no can tell me what the sex of the cichlids that they have are. From what I have learned here by the pictures I have posted, I have a few males. I really want to breed my fish, but I dont want to keep buying random cichlids hoping one may be a female. Any hints or tips???

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Re: sexing fish
Posted by: Barb Okla ()
Date: March 15, 2012 10:42PM

What KIND of cichlids??

American OR African??

It is more than a container with fish!!
I HAD 12 tanks running!! but moved so only 4 going strong!!



My site: Great information for your fish keeping:

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Re: sexing fish
Posted by: Mello33 ()
Date: March 15, 2012 11:15PM

African, Blue regal, yellow lab & cobalt blue zebra,

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Re: sexing fish
Posted by: Barb Okla ()
Date: March 16, 2012 09:27PM

the blue regal, yellow lab and cobalt should all have EGG SPOTS under the tail fin, which is called the anal fin..

U should see some small dots like, and with the labs they are hard to see..
IF NO egg spots then they are to young still or u have females..

Most times at 2" U should see egg spots.

also males chase at a young age most others in the tank. Females wil run and stay at the top on their sides mostly to avoid a male wanting to spawn to young..

It is more than a container with fish!!
I HAD 12 tanks running!! but moved so only 4 going strong!!



My site: Great information for your fish keeping:

[aquatichobby.proboards.com]

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Re: sexing fish
Posted by: Mello33 ()
Date: March 16, 2012 10:00PM

Thank you!!!

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