Pseudanthias sp.

Discussion in 'Marine Fish Discussions' started by Midasblenny, 28 Jun 2007.

  1. Midasblenny

    Midasblenny

    Joined:
    11 May 2007
    Posts:
    855
    Likes Received:
    10
    Location:
    Randburg-Gauteng
    Guys? Does anyone know whether male anthias can revert to being female once they resemble the physical characteristics of a male. I have a dominant male undergoing change and was curious whether the other male-ish looking ones in the harem will submit and revert to being female again or will they get a beating from the dominant male all the time?
     
  2. AdS Guest




    to hide all adverts.
  3. Dober Man

    Dober Man

    Joined:
    7 May 2007
    Posts:
    486
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Capital of India
    Midas, what will happen in a group of Anthias is that one male will become "dominant".

    Your other males will not undergo the full transition, until such time as the dominant male dies, then only one will change.

    If you throw two "dominant" males into a normal home sized tank, fighting will ensue.
     
  4. Midasblenny

    Midasblenny Thread Starter

    Joined:
    11 May 2007
    Posts:
    855
    Likes Received:
    10
    Location:
    Randburg-Gauteng
    Yeh i understand that but....can males ever revert to being a female?
     
  5. Dober Man

    Dober Man

    Joined:
    7 May 2007
    Posts:
    486
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Capital of India
    In short, no.

    Same as swords and rabbits by the way.
     
  6. Midasblenny

    Midasblenny Thread Starter

    Joined:
    11 May 2007
    Posts:
    855
    Likes Received:
    10
    Location:
    Randburg-Gauteng
    Swords? Rabbits?
     
  7. Dober Man

    Dober Man

    Joined:
    7 May 2007
    Posts:
    486
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Capital of India
    Swords as in the little freshwater livebearers.

    And rabbits are also able to change their sex. Guess you learn something new everyday hey.
     
  8. Galibore

    Galibore Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    6 May 2007
    Posts:
    2,829
    Likes Received:
    19
    Location:
    Germiston
    Aaahhh....

    So my niece's bunnies aren't gay as we suspected....
     
  9. Midasblenny

    Midasblenny Thread Starter

    Joined:
    11 May 2007
    Posts:
    855
    Likes Received:
    10
    Location:
    Randburg-Gauteng

    Absolutely, didn know that about rabbits!
     
  10. Galibore

    Galibore Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    6 May 2007
    Posts:
    2,829
    Likes Received:
    19
    Location:
    Germiston
    Midas, as far as I understand, they can only change from undetermined into male or femal, but once changed, that's how they stay.
     
  11. SIMS

    SIMS

    Joined:
    6 May 2007
    Posts:
    3,008
    Likes Received:
    17
    Location:
    Empangeni
    :lol:
     
Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - Pseudanthias Forum Date
Lyretail Anthias (Pseudanthias squamipinnis) ► Sponsor Request Forum 6 Mar 2014
Pseudanthias smithvanizi Marine Fish Discussions 30 May 2013
Looking for Pseudanthias bartelettorum ► Sponsor Request Forum 25 Oct 2010
Pseudanthias randalli (Randall's fairy anthias) - Can we get these? General Discussions and Advice 27 Sep 2008