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awsome JD's
01-15-2009, 10:19 PM
what the difference between a male and female texas ciclid

01-15-2009, 10:30 PM
males get much bigger and get a hump on their head.

01-15-2009, 11:26 PM
It is also possible to tell by the fins in some individualls but that are far less reliable. The easiest/safest way in young fish is through tubing.

awsome JD's
01-16-2009, 01:46 AM
what would tubing be

01-16-2009, 01:54 AM
Actually it's called venting, males have same-size anal and genital openings, females have a larger genital opening. (When netted and turned upside-down.)
Male = oo
Female = oO

awsome JD's
01-16-2009, 02:59 AM
is that the same for all species?

01-16-2009, 03:08 PM
There is some variation in vent size between different species, but the general priciple applies. Eggs are larger than sperm, and require a larger opening to pass through.