Sexing Angels

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Hey how do you tell M from F? I believe my angel is a koi angel..
 

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The only reliable way is by the shape of their breeding tubes, which are only visible when they are paired and laying eggs. Supposedly you can also tell by examining their head for some kind of 'bump' or indentation, which would be a male. Smooth head would be female. However, while that method sounds easy enough...it isn't always.
 
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well that stinks they sure dont like to make it easy for us do they? haha

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I posted a pic of both male and female breeding tubes. male has it's own post and the female is in the the post I have eggs.. males are pointed and females are more round at the tip. Hope this helps..

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skippi said:
I posted a pic of both male and female breeding tubes. male has it's own post and the female is in the the post I have eggs.. males are pointed and females are more round at the tip. Hope this helps..

Heidi
uhhhh wheres the pic?
 

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Sorry yeti, One is under the thread "male breeding tube" and the other is in the thread about " I got eggs lot of them" just scroll down and you will see my female. Her tube is more rounded at the end and the males is smaller and more pointed. Hope this helps..

Heidi
 

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When is it breeding time for Angels? ???
Or do they just breed when it suits them? :
 

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Mine didn't start until they were over half dollar size. Then you have to raise the temp of tank to about 80-82 degrees and wait.
 

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About 8-10 months old I believe angels become sexually mature.
Carol
 

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Thanks.
Might try to breed them....
 

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Breeding ANgels is fun but can be frustrating too.. I have had many batches go don the tubes on me. So far to date have only gotten to freeswimming and then they go poof and I have to start over. Wish you lots of luck if you di it is really cool to see them breed

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see if this helps

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Thanks....
Just one thing, do i have to keep the Angels separate from the rest of the fish?
 

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The other fish will eat their eggs if you don't. Otherwise no they don't have to be seperate.
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