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Old 06-27-2009, 09:49 AM   #1
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Question Sexing Long-finned Zebra Danios

I looked up some pictures on the internet, and tried to compare it with my fish, but I am really confused.

Am I correct in saying that both my Long-finned Zebra Danios are males? Opinions welcome....


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Old 06-29-2009, 08:26 AM   #2
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Looks pretty gold to me. I was always told that their 'background' color helps determine sex. If the background is a nice gold color it is a male. If it is a paler yellow then it is a female. Also males are a bit slimmer than females. It is hard to tell without having a definite male and female to look at and compare. First glance though I'd say they are males.
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Thank you. I feel that way too. Or they could be both females. Since I have only these two, and both havent got pregnant till now...
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took a look at my danios (have some regular zebras and a couple of long fins) and I'd say yours are definitely both male. The only time I notice a color difference is in the morning, when the males get feisty and chase the females around; but the shape is there all day long. Females have a rounder chest, males are straight all the way through.
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My fishes chase each other too...
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Old 06-30-2009, 08:35 PM   #6
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they both look like males to me also. the females usually have rounder bellies. they might be chasing each other for territory/dominance
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