Taiwan reef hap sexing

Zack333

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Messed up on title suppose to say hap not happy oops

I usually just wait until I find the fish with eggs in her mouth or becomes fully colored up to tell if the peacocks/haps are male or female, but my Taiwan reef seems to really want to stretch out the time for one of these to happen.
So my question is how early/readily will taiwan reefs lay eggs?
I have some peacocks that started at 2 inches or so, but my Taiwan reef I got around 1.5 inches hasn't layed eggs and is pushing 4 inches and hasn't colored up yet at all (I know some fish take a while or just don't color up)

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Messed up on title suppose to say hap not happy oops

I usually just wait until I find the fish with eggs in her mouth or becomes fully colored up to tell if the peacocks/haps are male or female, but my Taiwan reef seems to really want to stretch out the time for one of these to happen.
So my question is how early/readily will taiwan reefs lay eggs?
I have some peacocks that started at 2 inches or so, but my Taiwan reef I got around 1.5 inches hasn't layed eggs and is pushing 4 inches and hasn't colored up yet at all (I know some fish take a while or just don't color up)

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Probably the lower ranking Cichlid in the aquarium so won't color up or Female.

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Zack333

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It might be a lower rank but that would suprise me as it is the 2nd largest fish and I've only seen it chase other fish not the other way around .
 
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The rounded fins make it look female to me. Mine was fully colored when I bought it, but lost it, even though he was bigger than most fish, about 6", and did his share of chasing others. I was about to trade him in, but over the last few months he has got most of it back.
 

Zack333

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At what size do female Taiwan reefs start to lay eggs? Or would a need a male taiwan reef to trigger spawning behavior?
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Zack333

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Looks like you guys were right, I think she has her egg tube down in these pics, she's at about four inches in these pics.
Thanks for the help

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