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Venustus male or female

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

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

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

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.

Re: Venustus male or female

Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:03 am

They are around 2 inches

Re: Venustus male or female

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.

Re: Venustus male or female

Sun Dec 13, 2020 3:16 pm

My guy is around 4inches and literally in the last few days has just started to show his blue colouring in his face. It’s stunning!
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