Thread: Sexing Cichlids Pictures
02-09-2009, 04:07 AM #11
Very cool info was wondering that myself. My only other question would be when do cichlids become sexually mature thats my only other pondering?
02-09-2009, 04:27 AM #12
My firemouths floored me how early they started. My female couldn't have been much more than 3 inches long......like 3-4 months old......and she had a big pile of eggs.
It doesn't take them long at all and always way before you are set up for a ton of babies.
02-09-2009, 04:34 AM #13Originally Posted by Northernguy
02-09-2009, 01:45 PM #14Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs
Great thread Lady H and fantastic pics everyone!!Mike!
02-09-2009, 03:51 PM #15Banned Bull shark
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Originally Posted by Northernguy
Great pics everyone. Explains a lot.
I am still working my way through all these primers.. They are so full of fantastic info.
02-09-2009, 03:57 PM #16Originally Posted by dreadedluckDo as I say. Not as I do.
12-03-2009, 11:09 PM #17
12-04-2009, 06:51 PM #18
Female Parrot fish :
female's breeding tube is bigger, wider and rounder than male's. at breeding time it becomes even bigger.
male's is more pointed and narrower. ( male's photo in the first page )
both photos here are females, taken in different years from same 2 fish :80g Oscar Tank
12-04-2009, 07:02 PM #19
Oscars are not easy to sex at all, even with comparing photos.
female's tube is way rounder and wider but In my experience usually it is not visible except in breeding time. but male's tube is often visible, specially in presence of other oscars.
I have a pair but its still confusing for me when I look at breeding tube of an oscar in non-breeding time.
Female Oscar :
( at breeding time )80g Oscar Tank
12-04-2009, 07:04 PM #20
Male Oscar :
( in breeding and non-breeding time )80g Oscar Tank