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Tangerine zeb m/f?

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I Have 5 Metriaclima estherae (red/tangerine zebra), approx. 9cm

They have never bred for me :(

Question is, are they male or female?

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They all have 1or2 egg spots, all the same size. Basically they all look the same.

Thanks for your time folks.

wolften

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They are hard to sex. The males normally have a pointed dorsal and anal fins. The females are more rounded. Sometimes the males can have a blue sheen on their body. The females don't have the blue. They are a nice fish.

Cheers Brian.

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...yea Brian. Have done all the research, have looked at lots of pics, but this aint a perfect world.

Personally, I'm leaning towards all fem fatales.

I have had them for nearly 12 months in a community tank.

If that is the case, I have 5 adult, virgin Metriaclima estherae (red/tangerine zebra)...

....hmmm maybe I should sell them as such ;)

Glenn

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I have a boy and girl, they don't breed but have bred before. The female is a lighter "tangerine" orange, while the male is a richer, almost "highlighter" orange.

The male is also larger, has more egg spots and is much more assertive in the tank.

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Mine have recently bred. The male (larger one) had 3 large yellow egg spots while the females had only one. If yours all have the exact same number and sized egg spots you may very well have the same sex.

I would find someone who is willing to offload a male and see how it goes or sell them all to me at a ridiculously low, low price. :wink: :)

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