Message Forums

faq | etiquette | register | my account | search | mailbox
# Message Forums
L# Freshwater Species
 L# Cichlid Central
  L# Sexing Oscars
 Post Reply  New Topic
SubscribeSexing Oscars
Cichlid Kid
Fish Addict
Posts: 553
Kudos: 285
Votes: 34
Registered: 22-May-2004
male usa
Does anyone know how to do this?
Post InfoPosted 07-Jul-2008 21:44Profile AIM PM Edit Report 
Mega Fish
Posts: 929
Kudos: 636
Registered: 13-Sep-2007
male usa us-california
its hard to tell, but you need fully developed specimens. (ie sexually mature)

and the males will be beefier and have larger heads compared to females... you can only tell in relativity.

at least as far as i know thats the only way...

\\\\\\\"an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of the cure\\\\\\\"
Post InfoPosted 07-Jul-2008 23:08Profile PM Edit Delete Report 
Fish Guru
Piranha Bait
Posts: 2511
Kudos: 2117
Votes: 359
Registered: 16-Nov-2003
male canada ca-ontario
Sometimes the male has a bump on the forehead,
also slightly longer fins that come to a point. Can't always tell like that though but that's how I usually try it. Oscars can be VERY hard to tell apart.

Venting is another way to sex them.

The Amazon Nut...
Post InfoPosted 08-Jul-2008 06:12Profile Homepage PM Edit Delete Report 
Fish Guru
Lord of the Beasts
Posts: 2502
Kudos: 1778
Votes: 29
Registered: 21-Aug-2005
male uk
EditedEdited by longhairedgit
Have to say though, that if you were about to choose oscars on the strength of fish suitable for a 20 gallon based on advice given in the other thread - dont. An oscar can outgrow a 20 gallon in a matter of weeks. Go for a species less than 5 inches at adult size.As adults when in a stroppy mood they can kill just about any other fish in a tank too. This whole "oscars are gentle giants" thing is much over espoused because oscar keepers like to inspire fandom of the species, but TBH oscars are already sold in amounts massively disproportionate to those people actually able to care for them or house them properly. Some kill other fish on sight.

Wouldnt want you taking the plunge without being forewarned. Take a read of the profile before going ahead.

Post InfoPosted 08-Jul-2008 08:42Profile MSN PM Edit Delete Report 
Post Reply  New Topic
Jump to: 

The views expressed on this page are the implied opinions of their respective authors.
Under no circumstances do the comments on this page represent the opinions of the staff of Forums, version 11.0
Mazeguy Smilies