> One of the Apisto keepers in my area, Ken Nordby, observed a sex reversal in > nijsseni. I believe the male died and one of the the two remaining females > changed into a male. I got some of the subsequent offspring. Hi, Is it possible that the 'female' was in fact a sneak male. I have read and seen to some extent that males will stay looking like females in the presence in a dominant male. One example being my friend's pair of A. sp tucurui, the smaller fish looked like a female for a few months but when the large male died the smaller fish suddenly increased in size and it's fins lenghtened. I'd agree that with the large sexual dimorphism/chromatism in A.nijsseni it is less likely for a male to look like a female. Ken.