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Venustus male or female

Postby [email protected] » Sat Nov 07, 2020 4:03 am

Hi

Just wondered if anyone could tell me if these are male or females
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Venustus male or female

Postby [email protected] » Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:08 am

Hey Guys

New to the forum I wanted to know what people think I have 3 venustus and hoping I have a male out the 3 please let me know what you think
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Venustus male or female

Postby [email protected] » Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:10 am

Hey Guys

New to the forum I wanted to know what people think I have 3 venustus and hoping I have a male out the 3 please let me know what you think
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Re: Venustus male or female

Postby jcover » Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:24 pm

How big are they? At first glance and without venting, they appear to be female. I've found they will start changing colour at 3-4" if they are male.
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Re: Venustus male or female

Postby [email protected] » Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:03 am

They are around 2 inches
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Re: Venustus male or female

Postby GuitarShark » Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:29 pm

At this age it is very hard to tell. Recommendation, add some more rocks. Mbuna, like your gorgeous zebra, love nice little caves and hiding spots. If not provided, they can get very aggressive. I made this mistake before, and my fish took the entire tank as his territory instead of just a cave. To prevent this, add as many caves as possible.
75 gallon Mbuna and Victorian tank (also contains cats and venustus)
5 gallon fry tank
165 gallon turtle pond

Just your average fish keeper tryin to avoid turtle disaster.
Ok I’m done now.
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