- Fish Breeding
- - male or female
|fishlover1 ||06-26-2007 01:55 PM |
male or female
how do you tell if a cori is a male or female
|leifthebunny ||06-26-2007 01:56 PM |
As they mature, females get plumper.
|fishlover1 ||06-26-2007 01:57 PM |
|fish_4_all ||06-26-2007 03:43 PM |
Thats the only tried method to identify male and female. There is a lot more out there, like the females belly will rest on the substrate where a males won't if they pectorial fins are down. Males have a tendency to have a higher more pointed drosal fin that females. The females pectoral fins are cupped so they can hold the egg where the males is is almost a reverse cup.
That all being said, it comes down to realy getting to know them. I know it sounds like one of those "expert" things but I can tell just belooking at them now without going into all the body details and I don;t make a point to study them. All it took was one breeding session and I can now fairly accurately tell the sex of any of the species I have kept even before mature.
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