South American Cichlids • Sexing angelfish

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Sexing angelfish

Postby james1983 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:28 am

I'm new to angels, trying to figure out what I have. I started with 4 one was killed over night, the third started getting beat up so was moved out. The last 2 are normally staying side by side. Are they a pair? 2 females? Really tolerant males?
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Re: Sexing angelfish

Postby thornsja19 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:01 pm

Hard to tell but from your description of their behavior my guess would be a pair. Unless they're in a larger group or all the fish are paired up, a pair usually starts to beat up the odd ones out
60g 1 Gold Severum, 1 Electric Blue Acara, 1 Platinum Angel, 1 Firemouth, 4 Rainbow cichlid, 10 Tiger Barbs, 1 BN pleco, 1 ABN pleco
10g German Blue Ram pair
3.5g Male Betta, Dwarf Cory cat
3.5g Male Betta
All tanks have MTS and Assassin snails
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Re: Sexing angelfish

Postby james1983 » Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:12 am

thornsja19 wrote:Hard to tell but from your description of their behavior my guess would be a pair. Unless they're in a larger group or all the fish are paired up, a pair usually starts to beat up the odd ones out


There's only 2 angels, 2 lemon tetras and a bristle nose pleco in the tank right now, planned to add more lemon tetras but the store was out.
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Re: Sexing angelfish

Postby BillD » Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:17 pm

The surest way is to observe the breeding tubes when they show. The male's is pointed, the female's, blunt. They normally show long before they breed.
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