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#1 Bootman



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Posted 02 August 2004 - 12:21 AM

:huh: what is the easiest why to tell males from female cichlids as i have 47 cichlids and there are 13 differant spices of them?

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Posted 03 August 2004 - 01:31 AM

It varies from species to species. Some species are very easy to id, some are nearly impossible to tell without venting them.

Heres an article on sexing cichlids:

#3 mustang



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Posted 02 November 2004 - 07:13 AM

In Americans the males have longer fins and often have head bumbs. The females sometimes have spots on thier abdomen that the males dont the males are also larger. B)

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Posted 11 June 2005 - 01:02 AM

Take a huge juicy dump in your hand, add some Windex, gun powder, and fried rice. Mash it up your nostrils, and do a "farmers blow" into the aquarium. The male fish will quickly pop a wood.

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Posted 15 August 2005 - 10:38 AM

I was also wondering how to tell the diff. between male and female in cobalt blue zebras. My pair mated and had fry, but I cant tell the male from the female. One is larger than the other. The larger one has a brilliant blue color and the other is smaller and paler. I'm thinking the ligher one is the female. Am I right?

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