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mariah 03-03-2014 11:20 PM

thought all my cobalt blue cichlids were males!?!?
 
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I just did a water change on my 55 gallon tank. I found a blue cichlid baby.. it had blue and was quite big. Wondering how old it was? When i turned my filter back on, he popped out. I do have a picture of the baby. I also have a picture of all five of the cobalt blue cichlids. I have to do those pictures later though since i took it on a camera and have to upload them. They all have yellow dots on their back fin!? I had a female yellow lab but she was rehomed a while ago. I thought i was in the clear. Any suggestions??

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SonicsDC25 03-03-2014 11:34 PM

I wouldn't judge a cichlid's gender from whether they have any egg spots or not, there are VERY few species that have males with egg spots and females don't.

mariah 03-03-2014 11:58 PM

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Originally Posted by SonicsDC25 (Post 2859855)
I wouldn't judge a cichlid's gender from whether they have any egg spots or not, there are VERY few species that have males with egg spots and females don't.

How would you tell the gender then??

SonicsDC25 03-04-2014 12:14 AM

Try venting them, check out this vid from YouTube http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TPtENJYXf9k

mariah 03-04-2014 12:17 AM

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Originally Posted by SonicsDC25 (Post 2859855)
I wouldn't judge a cichlid's gender from whether they have any egg spots or not, there are VERY few species that have males with egg spots and females don't.

The two pictures with two in them is the same fish i think... i think i got all five of them. Does this help any? For my yellow labs. They all had dots but one. Thought she was a female and after two batches of babies oh confirmed it

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mariah 03-04-2014 12:23 AM

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Originally Posted by SonicsDC25 (Post 2859892)
Try venting them, check out this vid from YouTube http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TPtENJYXf9k

I can't vent haha. I am un able to do it :p

SonicsDC25 03-04-2014 01:19 AM

In those pics they look like males to me (though I have no personal experience with them), but best bet is to try to catch them and vent them for a 100% accurate answer :P

mariah 03-04-2014 01:32 AM

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Originally Posted by SonicsDC25 (Post 2859952)
In those pics they look like males to me (though I have no personal experience with them), but best bet is to try to catch them and vent them for a 100% accurate answer :P

I can not handle the feel of a fish hahaha! Yes i know they all look like males!! That's why i was like WHATTT! It was blue so it has to be them. There isn't even any other females that I KNOW OF

SonicsDC25 03-04-2014 01:46 AM

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Originally Posted by mariah (Post 2859956)
I can not handle the feel of a fish hahaha! Yes i know they all look like males!! That's why i was like WHATTT! It was blue so it has to be them. There isn't even any other females that I KNOW OF

Lol yeah my wife feels the same way, the most she'll do is hand feed them and have them nibble at her fingers, hopefully someone with experience with these guys can chime in with some insight :thumb:

nathanden 03-04-2014 07:02 AM

the last picture looks like a female to me


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