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post #1 of 3 Old 02-03-2009, 04:25 AM Thread Starter
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Male or Female? Should I be expecting Fry soon??

Ok, so I know this may sound silly but I have to ask as I can't google any more LOL
Here are some photo's of my babies :) I have had them for about 2 2 & 1/2 months and are now making some physical changes.
My main concern is with my yellows. I have three. You should be able to tell the difference between the three in the photo's but Im thinking I can tell one is male and one is female. I have also noticed today that the other has a very slight bulge under the mouth with markings not as bright as the possible male. I have read that they will not feed whilst holding so I tested that theory by feeding them and funny enough that one didn't eat!!! then one in questions is the yellow on the right! With the supposed male to the left.
I have also included photo's of my 3 blues, all of which are very different from each other. Can anyone help in sexing them?? One of which is almost three times the size of any of my other fish :) I called him fatty LOL

I hope someone can help. Water conditions are spot on too. I test every week as I am waiting to add a catfish!!

Thanks
Stacey
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post #2 of 3 Old 02-06-2009, 07:33 PM
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hi
when you look at the yellow lab,do you ever catch a glimps of it's
mouth open a little ?
if you can see any little black dots,they would be the eyes of the fry.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #3 of 3 Old 02-10-2009, 07:08 AM
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The males will often have a small yellowish circles on their bottom fin that located in the middle. Sorry i am awful with these names.
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