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08-23-2007, 05:22 AM
I have two kribs they got along great for 3 days now the larger(male) wont let the other around anywere unless she/he is in the weed. how rounded should the fin be to be a female as i think i mite have to males. and do females always show pink in the belly?

08-23-2007, 08:14 AM
Yes, females are pink in the belly. Your kribs are acting exactly like cichlids do; if they deem a mate unsuitable, they will chase it out of its sphere. It is the reason most serious cichlid breeders buy at least six juviniles so the fish pair up naturally.


08-23-2007, 09:15 AM
what should i do and the female top fin is kind of pointed and its not pink at all yet could it be male?

08-23-2007, 12:41 PM
post some pix. that will make it easier to identify.

08-23-2007, 05:35 PM
Both males and females can have a pink belly. Males have an elongated dorsal fin that ends in a point. It's had to sex them until they have reached maturity (unless you have had kribs before). This the only pic I have on my computer currently, but you can see the one on top is male and the one under is female.

08-23-2007, 05:42 PM
abbeysmom is right and also females will have circle-like features on their dorsal fin and males don't

08-23-2007, 10:36 PM
Don't go by spots on the dorsal either, both male and females can get them.