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New here & novice w/cichlids. Purchased young group of 5 taiwanee reef haps from lfs. Looking for early sexing hints. Some have very dark nose/forehead and a blue shimmer to their sides. Some have a very silver shimmer, and fins that seem more mature, iow I see some spotting in the dorsal & ventral fins with a horizontal dorsal stripe of iridescent yellowy- orange.

Pls forgive that I may not use the right words to describe; very willing to be educated.

Any guesses on gender, or things I should be watching for?
I will ' go long' and wager I have 3 m, 2f. :p

- krista
 

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blue hues in most haps/alonacara indicate males. silver drab dull fish will tend to be your females. do they have a strong H bar pattern on their sides? thats gonna be the main thing to say u got protomelas steveni (taiwan reefs) get more females when ur males start figuring out whos the nicest looking and keep him.
 
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