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wejlick1 03-04-2007 05:44 PM

new fish please help
 
hey i just bought bunch of glow-light tetras and red eyed tetras..... how do i know which is male or female and are the hard to bree?

Lupin 03-04-2007 09:15 PM

Males are often slimmer and smaller in size.:) That's all you needed to know when distinguishing the sexes of both of your tetras.:)

herefishy 03-05-2007 07:27 PM

Females are deeper in the body.

tophat665 03-06-2007 02:27 PM

Another couple things you can look for, most tetras, the male's anal fin has a slight hook to it. Also, on glo-lights in any case, the males sometimes get a white stripe on the leading edge of their dorsal and anal fins (really quite striking. Perhaps my favorite thing about these fish.)


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