Re: [RML] Sexing desert gobies

John Grylls (jgrylls at
Fri, 08 Aug 1997 22:31:41 GMT

On Fri, 8 Aug 1997 09:48:13 -0700, you wrote:

> Fortunatly they should display different
>coloration especially in the dorsals. The male dorsals should be a dark
>blackish blue color with the front most dorsal having a yellow stripe at the
>top and the rear most dorsal having a white stripe at the top. The female
>may have a tiny bit of coloring on the dorsal but it shouldn't be nearly as
>bright and usually only a spot of it.
> in my
>observation as the male reaches full maturity they don't seem to be as
>mottled in the body color as the female. To me they seem more of a solid
>color where the female stays very mottled.

Thank you, both the above points convince me that I have what I
supected, two male fish.
John Grylls