Yeah I know that to a point but maybe you can clear it up. I was under the impression that all males had them and some females have them so just because they have egg spots doesn't mean they are a male. From what your saying I'm starting to think that some males don't have them...? I just thought it was something they had to have in order for the in mouth fertilization to take places.cichlidaholic said:I have some 1 inch Cynotilapia with egg spots. They may have them at an even smaller size, but I can't see that well! :lol:
They do seem to develop more egg spots as they mature, and with some species, the egg spots will extend up into the dorsal...(I really like those...)
Egg spots are not indicative of male or female, just in case you aren't aware of that. It's a myth that goes around in the hobby.