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All-Water Boards => The Species => Topic started by: Danni on February 05, 2008, 11:47:08 PM



Title: Sexing Congo Tetras
Post by: Danni on February 05, 2008, 11:47:08 PM
At what size are the differences between male and female Congos evident? I got 8 Congo Tetras and only one is obviously a male. Is there a possibility that some are immature males? They are about 1 3/4 to 2 inches long.


Title: Re: Sexing Congo Tetras
Post by: Shari on February 06, 2008, 03:37:45 PM
Sexing Congos takes patience.....something I'm not good at ;)

Males will be VERY obvious, but it can take up to a year for them to truely fin out.  I have some pics around here somewhere........

**wanders off **

Found One :)

http://www.tropicalfishgallery.com/photo-gallery/displayimage.php?album=117&pos=15

Two definate males.  The females will be a solid "copper" color without the fin extensions.  Hope that helps  :happy:


Title: Re: Sexing Congo Tetras
Post by: Shari on February 06, 2008, 05:06:12 PM
OH, found another one :)

4th pic down is one of mine, too....top is female/bottom is male :happy:

http://www.tropicalfishgallery.com/species-gallery/characins/Phenacogrammus_interruptus.html