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post #1 of 6 Old 03-19-2009, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
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Which sexing is better

I have heard that if a cichlid has 1 or more egg spots on thier tails that they are a male but I have also heard that if the anal fin is roundish then it is a female and if the anal fin is kind of pointy that it is a male, So which one is better to go off of?
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post #2 of 6 Old 03-19-2009, 11:44 PM
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i would never trust the egg spots as both sexes can have these. The fin and tubes is a better way but its still not 100 percent
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post #3 of 6 Old 03-20-2009, 12:27 AM Thread Starter
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Do you now a way that is better?
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post #4 of 6 Old 03-20-2009, 12:52 AM
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IMO the tubes is the best way but you can never be sure until they mature/start breeding
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post #5 of 6 Old 03-20-2009, 02:15 AM Thread Starter
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what do you mean by tubes what is that?
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post #6 of 6 Old 03-22-2009, 10:53 AM
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what do you mean by tubes what is that?
When the fish are ready to spawn "breeding tubes" poke out from the anal area. This is where the eggs and sperm come out. The male's tube is more pointed.
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