Now, after about a year and a half of my tank being barren, I've gotten a new silver/blueish silver dojo loach. He/she is very active, and I wish to get a golden dojo loach to go along as a pair. What I need to know is how to tell their sexes, so that I may know what sex I already have, and get the opposite.
I've read that males' pectoral fins are longer/more triangular in shape, but seeing as I don't have any other loaches to compare with right now, I was hoping someone had some decent PICTURES of male and female differences.
Thanks in advance all,
I have a few pictures which might be helpful, in fact I should probably add them into my Weather Loach (Dojo) article on the site when I get time.
First off, here are a male and female golden Weather Loach (Misgurnus anguillicaudatus) together:
Here is a 'standard colour' male Weather Loach as viewed from above - note just how large and triangular shaped the pectoral fins are:
And for comparison, a female golden Weather Loach - the fins are much smaller and more rounded:
Hope this is useful,
East of the Sun, West of the Moon.
Thanks for the pictures of the male and female Dojos. I have four, and it turns out 2 of each -- gold and brown and male and female of each. Like Jesse, I have always wondered if they were male or female. Please do add the pictures to the Dojo page. They are my favorite loaches, although I love all my loaches.
Thank you so much. Tanja.
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