Determining gender in cichlids

This video can help in determining gender in species where the differences between males and females isn’t obvious by a method called venting.

Size, color and behavior are all things that can help determine the gender of your fish. Generally, males are more colorful and larger than females. Of course, this is not always the case. In some species, the female is larger or both sexes share the same coloration. The video above made by bolly12345 from The African Cichlid Hub demonstrates the process of venting your cichlids and shows what the differences are.

For more information on determining gender make sure to read the Determing Your Cichlids’ Gender article.

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Gender differences between C. frontosa

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