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Re: Fp. gardneri -- sexually mature at what age?
Rebecca Allbritton wrote:
In response to Brian's:
> > -- the key
> >for me was to use a flashlight and look for flashes of green coloration
> >on the unpaired fins. In this way I was able to tell the males from
> >females when they were still quite small. Thanks to all who helped
> >me with suggestions.
> Is this a general GAR thing, or just Misaje, or can it be extrapolated to
> other types of killies?
Sexual differences vary, but a flashlight is an invaluable aid in sexing
most of them. Many have early irridescence. Others have fin points. Good
light really helps.
PS. At my age, a good loupe is important, too. ;-)
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