Sexing mbuna (red zebras)

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Sexing mbuna (red zebras)

Post by bulldogg7 on Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:12 pm

The female is on top
male on the bottom, he is a lighter color, and the head is wider, but some females have a big head also.


Here's the male, notice the lower half is lighter, actually has a blue tint to it, I have a female with the exact head shape.

The vent is pretty close to the same size as the anus, this is the most accurate way to tell.


Here's the female

and her vent, sorry the pic didn't come out as clear, it's dark and hard to focus. But you can see how the vent is at least twice the size of the anus.


Another of my female's



And "Bertha" the one with the big head



EGGSPOTS?:
This is a female, egg spots don't always mean a male.

my male, the blue is noticeable here
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Re: Sexing mbuna (red zebras)

Post by theswede on Sat Jan 09, 2010 6:31 pm

Nicely done with great pics! Very Happy
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Post by Aura on Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:00 pm

Does this look like a female? I could never find an anus, so had to guess by the size of the vent. Embarassed

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Post by bulldogg7 on Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:14 pm

looks female to me

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