Could this be a female? Question

  1. Falcon JJ

    Falcon JJ Valued Member Member

    The first couple albinos that I got are finally getting large enough to maybe determine sex. In this first picture, does the bigger one on the left look like it may be female? All the others are to young still unless someone wants to take a shot...

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  2. c

    checkers New Member Member

    From what I know of corys, there are two ways to sex them. The first, and easiest, way is to look at the cory from above. Female corys are rounder, with a thicker midsection. Male corys look more streamlined. The second way is to look at the fins - females tend to have rounder, more fan shaped fins, but it can be pretty hard to tell.

    From the photos it is pretty hard to tell, but i would guess female? It looks pretty big. My advice to you would be to look at the cory from the top, it would help to compare it to another fully mature cory.

    Also - if you wanted to know the sex for breeding, I would advise you not to worry. In a group of 5-6 corys it is almost guaranteed that you will have a male and a female cory that will breed.