sexing fish

Discussion in 'Octopus Care' started by Mike Bauer, Jun 10, 2003.

  1. Mike Bauer

    Mike Bauer Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    :? How do ou tell male fish from female fish? clown fish, fire gobies and fairy baslets?

    Mike
     
  2. cthulhu77

    cthulhu77 Titanites Supporter

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    Each species has a somewhat different way of telling the sexes...in general, look for a heavier bodied, shorter finned fish to be a female...if you are looking into trying to breed these fish, I would pick up some books on the subject ( I know there is a plethora of info on breeding clowns)...
    Captive breeding is difficult at best, but the rewards are worth the pain!
    Good luck!
    Greg
     
  3. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Especially with clowns the females are normally about twice the size of the males and to get a pair just buy 2 small ones and grow them up!

    It's that easy.... one will change sex from male to female!!!!

    C
     

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