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Old 01-22-2008, 10:57 AM   #31
 
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That's a question I would love an answer to by those who could explain it in begginer terms.. how can you tell male from female ? I notice a couple f my fish have bright circle dots on their back fins..is this a sign ?
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Old 01-22-2008, 11:29 AM   #32
 
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hi
the spots on the tail is called an egg spot,
the males have them to attract the female into thinking she
has dropped some eggs,when she comes to collect them the male diposits sperm,and the eggs that she is carrying become fertilized.
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Old 01-22-2008, 11:50 AM   #33
 
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WELL....that tricky male lol so most that have those spots are males than ?
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Old 01-22-2008, 12:00 PM   #34
 
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Ok, this brings me to yet another question..can't find a clear answer online...

Can my different types of Cichlids breed ?
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Old 01-22-2008, 02:22 PM   #35
 
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Old 01-22-2008, 08:21 PM   #36
 
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Different species of cics generally will not breed. Some that are very closely related may do. I can't pretend to know too much about african cics so wouldn't be able to say if any of yours are, but my guess would be no.
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Old 01-23-2008, 12:22 PM   #37
 
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Ok, thanks Falina :)
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Old 01-23-2008, 06:50 PM   #38
 
1) different cichs will breed with each other, i have seen so many different combinations come into the fish store it is crazy. it is just hard to tell who will breed with who.

2)this is a 29-33g tank? correct? i would get rid of all the non-cichlid fish to free up a little space in there.

3)the tank looks good!
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Old 01-23-2008, 06:58 PM   #39
 
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Thank You Comando !!!
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