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mdtaylor 11-08-2009 12:08 PM

need help with sexing a krib
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Ok so i think she its a female can you confirm

she's really aggressive

thanks atb mike

molliefan09 11-08-2009 01:06 PM

i do not know much a bout cichlids but i found this info on sexing kribs

Sexing Your Kribensis

Choosing a pair of kribensis should not be difficult as sexual dimorphism is pronounced. When comparing the male to the female distinct differences should be evident in the body shape. The male has more of a torpedo shape compared to the plumper bellied female. Fin shape is also distinct as the male has longer trailing fins than the female. Colouration is similar, but the male usually has pink stretching from the underside of the head to the anal fin. The pink on the female will usually be be confined to the belly region.

cerianthus 11-14-2009 05:22 PM

Although it coud be young male but judging by the shape of body and dorsal fin, my guess would be female.

mdtaylor 11-16-2009 08:01 AM

Thanks molliefan09 & cerianthus i now know its a female for sure.

I set up another tank a couple of weeks ago for breeding and stuck her in there with 3 leopard danios. I managed to get a biggish male but as soon as i put him in she just would'nt leave him alone her belly had turned dark red but he was what i would say scared of her, he'd hide in the top corners then i think she was getting annoyed and starts to chase him around.
I put him in the main tank to get a bit bigger.

atb mike

Hawkian 11-25-2009 09:04 PM

Too bad for me that you figured it out... she look sjust like mine! :-)

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