Melanochromis chipokae changing sex

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Melanochromis chipokae changing sex

Post by gavin.hudson » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:26 am

Hi Pam.

I had my chipokae for 6 months or so, i did have a male and 2 female but now only have a female. Is it possible for them to change sex and during the change over can she fertilize her own eggs. She has gone from yellow to almost black with a bright strip and is now holding.

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Gavin

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Re: Melanochromis chipokae changing sex

Post by Pam Chin » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:43 pm

Hi Gavin,

It is a controversial subject, I don't think there is any scientific evidence and I don't believe it has been observed in the wild.

One thing for sure there have been no reportings of females fertilizing their own eggs.

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