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Re: female Caetei



Bob is right about the black leading edge being present on female apistos. The
problem is that most juvenile males will also have this characteristic, too. 3/4"
males are still too small to sex.

Mike Wise

IDMiamiBob@aol.com wrote:

> In a message dated 8/20/00 3:35:38 AM Mountain Daylight Time,
> laetacara@yahoo.com writes:
>
> > I have a breeding pair and about 20 fry about 3/4 inch long.
> >  Unfortunately I have no idea how to sex the fry.
>
> Sexing of juveniles can be tough.  The best way is to look at the pelvic
> fins.  The leading edge is black on females.  This is true with every
> Apistogramma I have ever seen, and I'm guessing it is also true with caetei,
> as the brooding females use these fins as signalling/communications devices
> for the fry.
>
> Bob Dixon
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