What size to sex?

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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Kate
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What size to sex?

Post by Kate » Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:51 pm

Hi,

Could you give me an idea of the size/age a fish needs to reach before it is sexable?

Thanks

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Re: What size to sex?

Post by Mr. Johnson » Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:06 am

Nautrally older and bigger is always better.


I recently got a bunch in at 2.25". It was very hard to tell male from female.


If I had to guess they start to show signs as 2.25-2.5".

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Re: What size to sex?

Post by krisA20 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:32 am

They need to be atleast 6 cm to sex.

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Re: What size to sex?

Post by Mr. Johnson » Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:57 am

For reference..6cm = 2.4"

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Re: What size to sex?

Post by krisA20 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:39 am

Mr. Johnson wrote:For reference..6cm = 2.4"
Then we agree :)

But i think its easier to put them in the aquarium with alot of caves,
then the males uasually lay in caves and the females will hide under rocks and wood or what else your decorating with.

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