sexing wrasse - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 Old 01-23-2013, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
sexing wrasse

hi guys i just bought a yellow wrasse or canary wrasse ( Halichoeres chrysus ) and hes awsome. lots of character and seems to like eatting all my bristle worms which i have lots of. anyhow i wanna try to breed him or her if it is that but i dont know how to sex the fish. are there any markers on the fish that would indicate wheather its male or female or does it have to be done throught dna testing?

thanks for any help you can give
Talon is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 Old 01-23-2013, 06:26 PM
Breeding yellow coris

This species have not been bred in aquariums. In the wild, it breeds in harems where one male keeps several females. Perfect conditions and keeping them in a harem is likely required to breed them. Sexing the Yellow coris / wrasse is a bit harder than sexing other wrasses, but females are generally speaking smaller and less colorful. It is hermaphroditic and all (most) fish are born females and then develop into males if there is a shortage of males. Some fish – so called super males – are genetically determined to be males their entire lives.

Last edited by Reefing Madness; 01-23-2013 at 06:29 PM.
Reefing Madness is offline  

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Leopard Wrasse terryap Saltwater Fish 4 11-15-2009 11:01 AM
Dragon Wrasse! Verse 34k Saltwater Journals 9 07-26-2009 09:41 PM
Cleaner Wrasse dhritiman Saltwater Fish 1 05-27-2007 06:18 AM
Cleaner Wrasse dhritiman Saltwater Fish 4 05-01-2007 12:34 AM
Moon Wrasse matt_bet Saltwater Fish 2 01-09-2007 06:08 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

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