Got 2 new zebz

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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Got 2 new zebz

Post by Jaz » Mon May 24, 2010 6:13 pm

Just got 2 new zebs. Hope you can sex them.
Number 1 looks alot like a male, but don't know about number 2.

Both looked a bit unfeeded. They were in a tank with large discus, they might have not been fed that well in there. :(

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http://www.puuantti.fi/joonas/1.JPG
http://www.puuantti.fi/joonas/2.JPG

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Post by dconnors » Tue May 25, 2010 2:13 am

Both look to males for sure, and mature at that.

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Post by Jaz » Tue May 25, 2010 5:21 am

Well I feared that a bit. :(

However they were still worth bying for. 100 euros / fish. Now I Just need some females. :)

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Post by John » Wed May 26, 2010 10:19 am

Definite males, price is ok though :wink:
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Post by Jaz » Wed May 26, 2010 8:42 pm

I was told that the tiny white spots on the black stripes look weird. Is this some disease or could it come from poor feeding at last owner?

Here are some better pics.

http://www.puuantti.fi/joonas/sirius.JPG
http://www.puuantti.fi/joonas/severus.JPG

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Post by dconnors » Wed May 26, 2010 10:06 pm

I think because the photo is such a close up shot what we are seeing is normal odontodal growth for an adult male. If it were disease or parasites it would be much larger. Pretty sure it is just the odontodes on the scutes. 8)

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Post by John » Sat May 29, 2010 8:29 am

I think because the photo is such a close up shot what we are seeing is normal odontodal growth for an adult male.


Absolutely right :wink:
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