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  1. #11

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    Jul 2012
    Flagstaff, Az

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    Do not sex by egg spots. For most malawis they don't mean whether or not they are male and female. I have a breeding colony of yellow tail acei and a breeding colony of yellow labs. My female acei have 3 egg spots each where as my male only has 2. My labs all have 2 spots, male and female. With male labs what I have found is the males have more of a profound/wider black stripe on top.

  2. #12

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    North Carolina

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    0 Not allowed!
    To add to the above, males have pointed fins whereas females will have more rounded fins. If sex is a problem you could always order pre-sexed fish online from a reputable dealer. After your tank is cycled of course, because the ratios will be fairly exact and you want to prevent any losses or stresses.

    Just a few online dealers:

    Most of them will sex upon request if possible, or will sell pre-sexed fish.
    Coastie-to-be... hopefully.

  3. #13

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    Ill second the I ordered a red empress, 2 calvus "white", 2 calvus "ink fins", 2 Magara julies, and 2 ocellatus "gold" and they came in beautiful.

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