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Re: Sex change in Apisto nijsenni

Hi Ken and all,

Ken Laidlaw wrote:
> > 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.
this was my first idea, too. But didn't anybody say he/she spawned? When it was 
a sneak male he couldn't spawn?! Or could he/she?

best regards

     Wilfred Teiser - Germany
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