male or female??

We all know how difficult it is to identify the sex of these fish, so please post a picture in here and we'll try to help you (or at least give an educated guess!).
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bullyz046
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male or female??

Post by bullyz046 » Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:33 am

Hi peeps as u can probably tell im pretty new to this have read these forums and just when i think i can tell the sex myself something changes my mind. However think i will be told he/she is too young :? My guess was a boy can anyone with some experience help as i have none :oops: These pictures are all the same Zebra :D Also could anyone tell me if he/she looks ok my little zeb is very shy, i'm finding it hard to tell if he/she is eating even the faintist light in the room sends zeb diving for a nice dark spot, and always looks to me like no food is gone.
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bullyz046
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Re: male or female??

Post by bullyz046 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:15 pm

Hi again hoped to have had a response by now so thought i may not have because you all think im a real newbie so here goes. I also have an L014 pleco and a L128 and a community tank that has 4 rainbows fish 4 perl gouramis 3 platies 4 angel fish 2 electric blue rams 1 shark 8 clown loaches and about 20 different tetras so im not that noob when it comes to fish just the zebra :wink: So any chance someone out there could help me with the gender and let me know if he/she is looking healthy :)

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Re: male or female??

Post by Blackcat » Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:27 pm

Hi,

I would say it's too young to tell what sex it is.

Thanks,

Ron

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Re: male or female??

Post by bullyz046 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:43 pm

Hi yeah thats what i thought thanks anyway :)

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Re: male or female??

Post by Blackcat » Wed May 01, 2013 10:38 am

I think you have around 1-2 years for them to mature.

But put it this way. Assuming the person you bought them from did not purposely pick on or the other you have a 50% chance either way.

So to have 3 females/ 3 males it would be a 50% chance either way:

Male and Male and Male = 50%X50%x50% = 12.5% chance
Female and Female and Female=50%X50%x50% = 12.5% chance

So the chance of them being all one sex or another is 12.5%+12.5%=25%

So you have a probability of 75% that you will have both, so chance is in you favour :D

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