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Discusgirl18 10-26-2007 11:42 AM

Discus female or male
 
I have two discus about 6 months and 8 months. I know how to tell if there male and female but how long does it take before I should know if they are male and female. Right now it seem to look like they are both female. They have no pointy fin its rounded.

Lupin 10-26-2007 06:20 PM

Re: Discus female or male
 
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Originally Posted by Discusgirl18
I have two discus about 6 months and 8 months. I know how to tell if there male and female but how long does it take before I should know if they are male and female. Right now it seem to look like they are both female. They have no pointy fin its rounded.

You'll have to wait until they actually spawn. The ovipositor of the female should be short, blunt and positioned almost backward whereas males have them pointed and positioned almost forward.

Discusgirl18 10-28-2007 10:22 AM

Question also I am getting a 55 gallon tank in the first week of december. How many discus could I put in there? I have two now.

GregV 10-28-2007 04:36 PM

3-4 max i would say, but im no discus expert.

Lupin 10-28-2007 06:34 PM

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Originally Posted by GregV
3-4 max i would say, but im no discus expert.

I agree with that.:)

Discusgirl18 10-28-2007 06:56 PM

Thats what I thought thank you!

Discusgirl18 10-30-2007 11:11 AM

Another wierd thing I noticed is now that my discus are a lot better and eating they have become very shy and they never used to be like that.

Mirta 10-30-2007 12:13 PM

I am not an expert at all, but I've read they are supposed to be shy by nature...

Discusgirl18 10-31-2007 05:33 PM

Just wondering I have a 30 gallon tanks with everything. How much money should I ask for it? All it would need is water and fish. It even comes with rocks and plants.


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