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> how to sex dovii's
kidstuff
post Apr 14 2005, 05:14 AM
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guys, is there any way to sex dovii's at 4" down? other than venting of course smile.gif

any tell tale signs of distinguishing males? i'm thinking of getting myself a male..
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post Apr 14 2005, 07:08 AM
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dovii are easy to distinguish. from about 4" onward, males begin to develop body freckling, as small black specks. females will not get this marking.
also, a male's horizontal bar will be patchy and broken, whereas a female's will be thicker and more solid. males also tend to have longer snouts, more streamlined while a female will be shorter in this area.


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post Apr 14 2005, 01:51 PM
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i agree my male has spots all over his body and my female has none and im sure its a pair because theyve already spawned once.
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post Apr 14 2005, 05:31 PM
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QUOTE(tiny28 @ Apr 14 2005, 01:51 PM)
im sure its a pair because theyve already spawned once.
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IMO best way to sex them laugh.gif


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post Apr 14 2005, 05:36 PM
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I agree as well, i have a pair of dovii and the male is alot more colorful than female. You'll see blue green tinted colors on the male and the female will stay the same color unless its mature than you'll see green around the stomach area and head. some blue might be on the females fin as well.
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post Apr 14 2005, 09:22 PM
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thanks guys.. so i'll be looking for spots all around the body for a male at 4" up smile.gif
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Normally male dovii will start to show spots on their body on 3.5" or so, you will notice that their bar is much more broken up and they tend to be more colorful. Usually blues and greens are much more vibrant in males and females tend to be yellow/brown with little color other than their base color. The biggest are spots on the body and then the coloration on the male's gill plate is blue/green/purple. The elongation of the fins also starts to become more apparent. I think with dovii as juvies, size has little to do with it. They seem to grow relatively closely in speed, but if you compare them, males are easily distinguished.


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QUOTE(The True Guapote @ Apr 14 2005, 10:50 PM)
Normally male dovii will start to show spots on their body on 3.5" or so, you will notice that their bar is much more broken up and they tend to be more colorful.  Usually blues and greens are much more vibrant in males and females tend to be yellow/brown with little color other than their base color.  The biggest are spots on the body and then the coloration on the male's gill plate is blue/green/purple.  The elongation of the fins also starts to become more apparent.  I think with dovii as juvies, size has little to do with it.  They seem to grow relatively closely in speed, but if you compare them, males are easily distinguished.
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