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Old 09-20-2011, 10:57 PM   #1
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I was thinking about breeding my African Cichlids in the future, but I have no idea on how to sex them to make sure I have at least one male and one female. Any pointers, or do I need to just play trial and error?
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Question is too general; some species are easy to sex, some aren't. Pics would help, so would the species of the cichlids in question.
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I have a few different species but only know a couple of their names ... I have a bumble bee cichlid and yellow lab. I'll put up some pics of the other ones tomorrow. They are still fairly young I believe, they are pretty small.
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small as in 2 inches? 4?
are they all mouthbrooding species?
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Not sure if they were mouth broading or not ... I'd say they roughly span from 1.5-2.5 inches
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u will have a few months at leats to wait before worrying. by then, males would have coloured more and/or become more dominant and aggressive, so they should decipher themselves.
pics will be great however
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