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Offline angelsdelight

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how to sex L18 nugget
« on: February 07, 2010, 02:49:25 PM »
this is approx 3" is there an easy way to sex these, if so can you help me as i might try to get another from my lfs

do i need a certain angle pic to sex?

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    Offline drain_bamaged

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    Re: how to sex L18 nugget
    « Reply #1 on: February 07, 2010, 04:32:51 PM »
    I asked a mate who bred these several times a few years ago, his answer:-

    " very hard to tell the sexes visually until they are mature and even then you can only hazard a reasonable guess by comparing several at the same time.....one method that worked for me was to throw several 4 inch plus fish into a tank that was set up for breeding, the ones that tried to kill each other are males the ones that sit back and watch the fight are females, remove all but one female and the winning male from the tank and with luck the fact that he won his territory and has a female present nature should take it's course"

    A bit crude but as i say he did breed them several times.

    Sorry i can't offer more than that