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Old 03-30-2012, 11:16 PM   #1
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Now im stumped...a little help sexing a Livingstonii?

Well I was pretty sure that I had one male and two female. Now I'm beginning to wonder. I'll post a few pics and get your opinions. The one I'm most confused by is actually the largest of them all. For the first time today though, "she" started showing some blue. I have never heard of females showing any blue. Your thoughts?
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Old 03-30-2012, 11:22 PM   #2
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A little more about the pics....the first of course is my male. The next two pics are of the cross dresser. The fourth is no doubt a female. What are your thoughts on the cross dresser? Male or female?
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Old 03-31-2012, 05:34 AM   #3
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I think ur x- dresser may be a male also just younger and showing less dominance.
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Old 03-31-2012, 05:38 AM   #4
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Im only vaguely familiar with that species.
Moguroku would b the one to ask.
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Old 03-31-2012, 08:34 AM   #5
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The one thing that's throwing me is that until yesterday she had never shown blue. Size wise she is bigger than the male by quite a bit. He started showing colors a year ago. Why would this one start so much later? A late bloomer?
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Old 03-31-2012, 10:27 AM   #6
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Well the size difference alone would indicate a female so i dont know.
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Old 03-31-2012, 01:44 PM   #7
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Do females get larger than males?
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Old 03-31-2012, 03:15 PM   #8
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That is definitely a young male livingstonii, you are correct about the females not having blue in the face. That is a great looking fish you've for there.
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Old 03-31-2012, 03:17 PM   #9
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Mogurako...I'm moving the livingstonii to my 76. What would be good tank mates?
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Old 03-31-2012, 03:18 PM   #10
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And how many cichlids total would be safe in a 76 half round?
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