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post #1 of 4 Old 01-15-2011, 10:47 PM Thread Starter
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Angelfish gender ID

Hello everyone! im new here. I have attached some pictures of my angelfish, pls help to identify the gender. I read about the crown head is a male but the one with e "hump" on it's head also have an bulging stomach which is a sign of female ? one of them had just laid eggs 2 days back but not sure which is the one.
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post #3 of 4 Old 01-16-2011, 02:23 AM
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The hump on the head is not a reliable way to tell male from female. The only sure way to sex angelfish is to watch them when they are spawning or ready to spawn. The female's papilla, or "egg tube", is thicker and more blunt. The males papilla is thinner and more pointed. I have a female angel and usually a few days before she lays eggs I can clearly see her papilla. Any other time it can't be seen. I can also tell when she's about to lay eggs because she begins to vigorously clean a chosen spot and gets a bit more aggressive towards the other fish.

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post #4 of 4 Old 01-16-2011, 07:27 AM
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Great answer Jeaninel. +1 to everything.
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