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Sexing Bichir's

Discussion in 'Oddball's institute' started by BS_fish@live.com, May 20, 2008.

  1. BS_fish@live.com

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    The title says it all. Does anybody have pics of both male and female bichirs? Thanks in advance guys :good:
     
  2. DarkEntity

    DarkEntity Eater Of The Fishies!!!

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    Not got a pic, but they are sexed by the anal fin shape, females are slender males are more muscular and spade like
     
  3. BS_fish@live.com

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    Iv read that as well. I need a visual picture, I was kinda lost trying to sex them today :blink: Save me CFC!!! :good:
     
  4. beblondie

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    what species and how big are they?The sexual dimorphism on bichirs is fairly obvious the males anal fin is approx. twice as wide as the females
    and much more muscular-Anne

    Post pics of their anal fins
     
  5. invader

    invader I'm a girl.

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    See the anal fin difference? The male's is much larger and obvious. :good:
     
  6. stacey_da_lil_cherub

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    I no this is an old post but hoping someone can still help me!!!

    I cant put a photo up from this comp but i can email one if you send me an email?

    Stacey.armstrong@live.com.au


    I have two sengel bichir i want some help telling the sex of them?
     
  7. snowflake311

    snowflake311 Fish nerd

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    Well the bichir has to be sexualy mature 6-8" depending on the kind.

    This link covers everything you want to know. Scroll down for sexing .
    More about bichir click
     
  8. gasmask

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    Hi.
    Upload a photo of the anal fin and rear end of the Bichirs, I can sex them for you regardless of the size. (within reason)

    Go to tinypic.com to upload.
    paste the picture or link here.
     
  9. IridescentBettas

    IridescentBettas New Member

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    Hi Snowflake, I just stumbled on this I am hoping you are still around, can you help to ID my Senegal Bichir as to if it is male or female?? I am getting an albino soon and I want to see if I can get an opposite sex so they might not be so competitive.

    here is a link to the photo (best I could do from my phone)

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?...IekSm4fZo7DhgHuUnw8dPtekGLmsPzHVfFf9TIM&ifg=1
     

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