Yellow lab male or female

delta5
  • #1
This is a x60 shot from my iphone so please beat with me. Male or female? To me I think it's female that has spawned or was about to.


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chrt396
  • #2
Is that a fish...or...?
 
delta5
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chrt396
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Well..OK! It's kind of blurry. If the vent holes are the same size..its a male. If they are different in size..its usually a female. Also..the male USUALLY has his anal and/or pelvic fin has a deeper black in it as well as a deeper black dorsal fin. As a matter of fact...I learned that today! The LFS just got some beautiful specimens in..and I have 4 males reserved!
 
delta5
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  • #5
Well..OK! It's kind of blurry. If the vent holes are the same size..its a male. If they are different in size..its usually a female. Also..the male USUALLY has his anal and/or pelvic fin has a deeper black in it as well as a deeper black dorsal fin. As a matter of fact...I learned that today! The LFS just got some beautiful specimens in..and I have 4 males reserved!

Don't go off their color or where black is or isn't. I have 2-3 females that have more of the black than my alpha male. Venting is the only way besides when they carry eggs in their mouth. BTW, why are you getting 4 males?
 
LeoDiaz
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Yes venting is the only way, look like male but a better pic is needed.
 
ricmcc
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I've always found the 'egg spot' pattern on the analfin to be much less pronounced or absent on most of my female mbuna. Venting, as LeoDiaz and delta5 say, is the Gold Standard (most accurate) way of sexing them, however. rick
 
delta5
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  • #8
Here r photos of the lab in question


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If these aren't good enough I'll try again later with my wife's iphone 6




Here is a photo of a female. She spit fry before in my fry tank so I know she is a female. Looking at the photo there is no mistaken her sex but I am noob so what do you think?

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This one a male?

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This one male to?


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delta5
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  • #10
Sadly, post #10 fish, is dead... I used to much medicine to knock it out. All the others are fine.
 
LeoDiaz
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Sadly, post #10 fish, is dead... I used to much medicine to knock it out. All the others are fine.

Wait u did wat?
 
delta5
  • Thread Starter
  • #12
Wait u did wat?

I used pimafix to sedate them so I could get a photo. Without pimafix I couldn't get my iPhone to focus.
 
LeoDiaz
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I used pimafix to sedate them so I could get a photo. Without pimafix I couldn't get my iPhone to focus.

Ohh I don't sedate fish at all, instead you should have hold the fish and told your wife, brother, dog, etc to take a pic. If you hold the fish correctly he shouldnt stuggle to get a pic. To bad one had to die to find out it sex, sorry for your loss.
 
delta5
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Ohh I don't sedate fish at all, instead you should have hold the fish and told your wife, brother, dog, etc to take a pic. If you hold the fish correctly he shouldnt stuggle to get a pic. To bad one had to die to find out it sex, sorry for your loss.

My wife wants nothing to do with fish lol. She freaked out when I said I might need to use her i6 for the photos. I rehomed the other males. Hope their new home keeps them happy. Only room for one alpha male in my 40 gallon breeder.
 
LeoDiaz
  • #15
My wife wants nothing to do with fish lol. She freaked out when I said I might need to use her i6 for the photos. I rehomed the other males. Hope their new home keeps them happy. Only room for one alpha male in my 40 gallon breeder.

Lol, all she has to do is take pics is not like ur making here grab it.
 
delta5
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  • #16
Lol, all she has to do is take pics is not like ur making here grab it.

Yeah, well.....
 

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