male or female angel fish plezse reply - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 1Likes
  • 1 Post By angelcraze
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 Old 09-27-2013, 03:11 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Question male or female angel fish plezse reply

hi i just bought 2 angel fish and i was wondering if anybody knows how to tell the gender thanks
buggythemolly is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old 10-18-2013, 09:15 PM
Member
 
keepsmiling's Avatar
 
Hello, sorry your post went unanswered. It is difficult to sex very small immature angels. It becomes a bit easier when they are adults. Are yours very young?

Keep Smiling~Carole

keepsmiling is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 10-19-2013, 12:40 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by keepsmiling View Post
Hello, sorry your post went unanswered. It is difficult to sex very small immature angels. It becomes a bit easier when they are adults. Are yours very young?
hi thanks for answring they are about 2 inches or so but ive had them for a fewmonths
buggythemolly is offline  
post #4 of 7 Old 10-19-2013, 06:56 AM
Member
 
luke77's Avatar
 
For me it's almost impossible. The one of mine I have I thought for sure was a male. Then a few months it was laying eggs so that tells how good I am about sexing them.
luke77 is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 10-19-2013, 07:07 AM
Member
 
keepsmiling's Avatar
 
I don't think any technique on sexing them is set in stone, and it isn't blatantly obvious. Things like males heads tend to hump up, and females tend to be more rounded, things like that. There will always be one that does not fit the profile. Laying eggs is a definite.

Keep Smiling~Carole

keepsmiling is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 11-10-2013, 12:21 PM
Member
 
rsskylight04's Avatar
 
angel sex

I've heard that the only way to tell gender is to breed them and see who lays the eggs. Sorry I can't help good luck
rsskylight04 is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 11-17-2013, 04:54 PM
Member
 
angelcraze's Avatar
 
There is no sure way to tell until they breed and you can see the breeding tubes. The female's is wider and blunter, the male's being more pointed.

Ime, the female is usually a bit smaller and sometimes the males will develop a hump on it's head. When the female is full of eggs, looking at her head on, her belly will appear rounder. I've seen also sometimes there is more of a distance between the pelvic/ventral fins and anal fin. In some cases the male's dorsal fin will form a straighter angle.

But absolutely no sure way until you see them breeding, even the most experienced angelfish aquarist will tell you. I have bred angelfish many times, many pairs, but I still don't always know for sure, just an idea.

If they are getting along that's a good sign, they are still very young, but I have seen things get violent when two are not compatible. What size of tank do you have them in?

The best way to get a pair is to purchase 6 to 12 specimens and watch them until they pair up. You will notice two specific angels staying together and pushing the others away to the other side of the tank. This won't happen right away, usually when they hit the 7 month range or so. If your tank is 30g though, it will be too small for more, so if they get along, you've done well.
keepsmiling likes this.

Last edited by angelcraze; 11-17-2013 at 05:00 PM. Reason: Added something
angelcraze is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is my Paradise Fish a male or a female? Rayemond Anabantids 1 02-04-2012 05:59 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome