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ralph 03-11-2007 11:45 PM

Electric Blues sexing
 
I have 2 electric blues. Im unsure of the sexing of one them. How can I tell?[/b][/list]

Lupin 03-12-2007 09:11 PM

What species are they?:question: I was thinking they could be cichlids.:squint:

ralph 03-13-2007 04:59 AM

Electric Blues sexing
 
There cichlids and there from lake malawi :?

Lupin 03-13-2007 05:02 AM

Re: Electric Blues sexing
 
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Originally Posted by ralph
There cichlids and there from lake malawi :?

Off it goes to the Cichlids section then.:mrgreen: I'm not sure if these are mouthbrooders as I do not have much knowledge with Lake Malawian cichlids however one thing I can tell you is that males are generally bigger and have egg spots on their anal fins.:)

arney 03-13-2007 05:06 PM

hi ok with electric blues i have found as i bred them heeps the males are very light at young and feamails dark.i hope that helps u out :D

j.c fishfan 03-18-2007 04:38 AM

I dont think that is a very accurate way of sexing them as i have had many of them as young and this is how i sex them.

Young male:Seems to have a blue sheen to him.
Young female:doesnt have blue sheen
Adult male:Bright blue colouring with red fins and a strip of white on the top fin.
Adult female:NO colouring just a plain brown.

HTH

Jamie :D

sxcsamman 04-20-2007 11:20 PM

yep agree with above post
adult male bright blue
adult female grayish colour hold up heres a pic of my adult female blue (cant find a pic of my males) sorry for bad foto quality http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a1...egrouch041.jpg

SinisterKisses 04-20-2007 11:57 PM

Depends entirely upon exactly which species we're talking about. I can think of at least 5 or 6 Lake Malawi cichlid species that commonly go by "electric blue".


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