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Re: questions, first killie babies
BKSmithey at aol_com wrote:
snip.. GAR Misaje stuff...
> I've had pretty good looks at the biggest babies, so far they
> look like the female, especially the rounded shape of the caudal
> fin. Is this a diagnostic at this young age (a few weeks) or
> do I need to wait before sex differences become apparent? What
> should I look for, and when? When might the male coloration
> become noticeable?
Look for pointy dorsal and anal fins, first. I think they may show before
the caudal squares off. Use a flashlight and look for color on the sides.
Irridescence and the red start to show in just a few weeks, but are hard to
see without direct flashlight illumination (and magnification, for me).
I may be a poor judge, for others seem to be able to sex young Fp. before I
can. I wish they would tell me how *they* do it!
Wright Huntley, Fremont CA, USA, 510 494-8679 huntleyone at home dot com
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"LIBERTY" is a well-armed lamb denying enforcement of the vote.
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