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Old 06-25-2013, 06:36 PM   #1
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Kribensis Questions

I bought a pair of Kribensis, asked fro Male and Female. I think I got two males. The bigger one that is definitely Male chases and nips at the other all the time and his/her fins are getting ragged and stressed.

Also, if both are male, will adding a known female help the situation?


And last...will two males ever get along?

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The top 2 are the unknown and the bottom the Male. As you can see, the top ones fins are getting ragged.
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Old 06-25-2013, 06:42 PM   #2
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They both look like males to me.
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How big are they? They first one looks like a female to me
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Old 06-25-2013, 06:57 PM   #4
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How big are they? They first one looks like a female to me
That fish looks 1-1.5" ?!

It should have more color in the belly at that size. I've seen 1/2"-3/4" Plevachromis with color on the bellies.
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And it could be stressed. Color is a horrible way to sex a fish. Also You can't judge size from a picture. IMO they look like two females. Neither has the spade tail of a male
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:10 PM   #6
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Notice the difference in fins. This should help you decide a male at over 1.5" should have the spade
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And it could be stressed. Color is a horrible way to sex a fish. Also You can't judge size from a picture. IMO they look like two females. Neither has the spade tail of a male


You can absolutely sex certain fish by their coloration pelvichromis is one of those fish that lends its self to that, it's just not always 100% accurate. Sure you can guess size in a picture based on what's in the back ground, that's all it was a guess.

Now that I am not driving any more and can look closer, picture 1 is a female, can't be 100% on the 2nd fish need a better profile picture.
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I was simply stating my opinion. If that offends you I am sorry
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:32 PM   #9
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All good I was just giving mine.
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And it could be stressed. Color is a horrible way to sex a fish. Also You can't judge size from a picture. IMO they look like two females. Neither has the spade tail of a male
Second one is definitely a Male. Just a bad pic cause he would move every time I tried to get a good pic. The top fin is long and goes to a point. Just like the pic you posted.
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