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Re: Pelvicachromis taeniatus sexing age

>Hi all,
>thanks for all the good help on the AML.
>I succeeded in spawning P taeniatus "moliwe" in my 35 gal community
>After 2 months freeswimming the ten living fries are doing well.
>Now the question, when will i be able to determinate the sex of my new
>generation ?
>any ideas or tips ?

There are a few things you can look for...  First look at the cadauls, 
females have only a few well-defined spots, whereas the males have many 
covering the upper edge.  Females have a much more colorful belly region.  
Males have a longer extended spike-like dorsal fin witth color along the 
upper surface from start to finish, whereas females have club-like dorsals 
and color stops a few millimeters from the end of the dorsal.  Don't forget 
that males are generally larger than females are.

Hope this helps,

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