How can i sex angelfish???? Question

Discussion in 'Angelfish' started by crazy4fish_123, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. crazy4fish_123

    crazy4fish_123New MemberMember

    i went to my local pet store the other day and they had beautiful large angelfish. I was wondering if there was a way to tel a male from a female. thanks
  2. Lucy

    LucyModeratorModerator Member

    Hi welcome to FishLore :)
    Until someone who knows about Angelfish can help you further you might find this thread helpful:
    Sexing Angelfish
  3. mikea079

    mikea079Valued MemberMember

    i can tell for the most part male from female by looking at there fins. the mans most likely will taller dorsal and bottom fins. their ventral fins are usually 2-3 times long also. but the 100% sure way to tell is during their spawning. the male will have a much smaller and thinner (almost like a pencil point) tube while the female has a much thicker and larger tube. the tube is located between the ventral and bottom fin.
  4. Bad Wolf

    Bad WolfWell Known MemberMember

    I heard when males are large, they will get a horn thing on their forehead
  5. Lucy

    LucyModeratorModerator Member

    Watch the dates everyone. Although this one isn't that old the OP hasn't returned to it in a month.
  6. Bad Wolf

    Bad WolfWell Known MemberMember

    hehe, sorry, wasn't paying attention, thanks