Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources (
-   Cichlids (
-   -   Can I tell the sex of my Kribensis Cichlid? (

gilfish 05-01-2007 11:00 PM

Can I tell the sex of my Kribensis Cichlid?
I have only one in my community aquarium and I'd like another. Can I tell the sex of the one I have? Will #2 get along with #1 better if they are the same sex?

Thanks. :?

The-Wolf 05-02-2007 01:06 AM

males are bigger and have spots on the top of their tail fin, where as females dont. females often display a very large purple belly especially when ready to mate.

if you post a pic of the one you have I can tell you what it is.

Falina 05-02-2007 03:11 AM

Males don't always have dots on top of their tail fins.

The femsales do have a reddish/purple belly but males can have this too. Females tend to have brighter ones.

Males are usually a good bit bigger and they are slim in shape whereas females are much more rounded. Males tend to have longer fins as well.

The one at the front/bottom is a male. The one at the top/back is a female.

HTH :)

Oh, and so what do you have, male or female?

I had a male and a female before - the male bullied the female really badly. I returned him to the fish store, but it was too late and she later died of stress. I however, have had really bad luck with cichlids. Many recommend that if you are keeping any african cichlids together, like kribs, that you keep a lot, and have 2-3 females for every male. I'm not saying it wouldn't work, I'm just saying keep a very close eye on them. If your female looks like she has nipped fins, or appears stressed, it's time to return the new one unfortunately.

gilfish 05-02-2007 01:37 PM

Still not sure!
Here's a pic. I think he's a male b/c he's pretty slim...

I've haven't added attachments before so I hope this works...

gilfish 05-02-2007 01:40 PM

I can't seem to get the attachments to show up! I hit "browse" and add the pic. Then click "add attachment" then "submit" but nothing happens. Same for my avatar and other pics. Someone help?

gilfish 05-02-2007 11:33 PM

I think I got it now!

Falina 05-03-2007 11:36 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:57 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome