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lamprologus occelatus

11 years 7 months ago #2763 by Finnegan@large
Sexual dimorphism and coloration differences are a start.  The males will horde shells... even filling some in, and grant access to preferred females.  Females defend their shells rigorously once they move in. 
In addition to the physical differences, sex-specific behavior such as these examples may begin to help you sort out differences.

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11 years 7 months ago #2759 by K.K.T.
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Anyone keeping these guys?  I have a few and they are great fish little fish.  They are between .75 - 1.5".  Is there any way sex these little things?  I believe that I have a pair, but have not seen fry/eggs.  The smaller one is bright yellow, while the biggest one (very dominant in the group) is more of a darker color.  I see them display to each other and when they get close, they don't attack (like the others do when they come in contact). 

Anyways do you think this sounds like a pair? And what is needed to get them to spawn?  More time?  Less tank mates?  Any help will be greatly appreciated.  Thanks.

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