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Old 11-19-2011, 01:26 PM   #1
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Spots on fin? Or normal markings?

I'm new here and new to the hobby. The people here have given some great advice and helped me get through a tough fish in cycle and I thank everyone for there help.

That being said I have a question. Most of my Africans are now displaying spots or markings on there back fin. I took some pictures. Is this anything to worry about? A friend of mine said ich... I'm not so sure after reading up on it. Please, any help would be greatly appreciated.



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Do you see the spots on the fin? Most have it and the other don't. Anything?
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These spots are perfectly normal.Most mbuna's have these spots.In many species of mbuna it is a way of telling the sex of the fish.males tend to have more of these spots than females.They are called egg spots and the female will think these are eggs and chase after them.The male will then release his sperm and hey presto fertilisation takes place.
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These spots are perfectly normal.Most mbuna's have these spots.In many species of mbuna it is a way of telling the sex of the fish.males tend to have more of these spots than females.They are called egg spots and the female will think these are eggs and chase after them.The male will then release his sperm and hey presto fertilisation takes place.
Whew... Good to know! Thanks for the education as well!
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