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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Male or Female?

Post by wu19 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:26 pm

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Re: Male or Female?

Post by Stevie.K » Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:09 pm

Hi there the fish are far too young to sex & as you probably know the 3rd fish has very deformed fins but I imagine you love them all, enjoy them :D

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Re: Male or Female?

Post by wu19 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:45 pm

:0 I don't so??? I snapped the picture at lunch time which I 40 minutes to do. Put them in a bowl and they were scattering around. Do mean bc of his/her left side?? Is at the edge of the bowl and is tucked in?? Because it does open up wider on a flat surface. I'm panicking or do you see something else I'm not seeing?? I'm a newbie, just got them a month ago. Don't get me wrong. But if you are talking about his/her left side it's on the edge of the bowl and does open up wider. If not pls explain :(

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Re: Male or Female?

Post by wu19 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:51 pm

Omg I see it :(. Poor little guy... How does that happen? Thank you. I didn't notice it until I looked again :(. He will be my little special one :)

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Re: Male or Female?

Post by wu19 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:14 pm

How long do I have to wait before I can tell if they are male or female?

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Re: Male or Female?

Post by Stevie.K » Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:08 am

Hi your zebs are very young & it will take up to 3 years before you can have a good idea on sexes, & sometimes longer!
Your zeb with the deformed fins may have looked worse against the side of the bowl, your fish should lead a normal & healthy life, but any fish with any deformities shouldn't be used to breed from in the future to avoid it being passed on to new generations.
There are different kinds of deformities that happen, have a look in the health section.
I have bred a few snub nose fry in the past from different wild fish at different times & there is mixed answers for how this happens.
Don't worry & enjoy your zebs :D

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Re: Male or Female?

Post by wu19 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:57 pm

Thank you sir....

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