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qwerty123
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PostPosted: 2005.04.25(Mon)7:08    Post subject: Discus sexing Reply with quote

Hi can anyone tell me how to tell the difference between male and female Discus fish, thanks
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number6
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Location: Ontario, Canada

PostPosted: 2005.04.25(Mon)10:18    Post subject: Reply with quote

females lay eggs, males don't... Laughing
There are a few very subtle clues to help make an educated guess. Males have a thicker forhead, males are usually slightly bigger and if you draw an imaginary lie from the fins then in a female the lines will cross through the tail, in a male they pass behind the tail.
With those clues I have an 80% success rate.

One proffesional breeder once spent months trying to hatch eggs from a pair only to realize he had two females taking turns laying eggs!
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32Bit_Fish
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PostPosted: 2005.04.28(Thu)15:21    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is hard to 100% sure of the sex of a discus until she lays eggs.
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