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Male or Female

Discussion in 'New to the Hobby Questions and Answers' started by Chriss121, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. Chriss121

    Chriss121 New Member

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    Can anyone tell me if this is a male or female... Personally i think it's a male but others say its a female... Apologies for the poor picture quality. 20190616_082215.jpg 20190616_082144.jpg
     
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    not a hope in hell of telling what sex it is.

    females are usually fatter around the belly during the breeding season.
    males are slimmer.
     
  3. Deanasue

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    Sure you can tell the sex. Easy Peezy. Easiest was is to see if it has white spots on its gills like little white heads. If so, these are breeding tubercles which indicate it’s a male and ready to breed. If I can get a clear side view of the anal vent I can tell you too. A male is concave and a female has a little “v” shaped vent. Male also has a dark line running down it. The female also has the line but also has a line crossing it like a “T”. When they start breeding, the male will be the one chasing the female and bumping her. Good luck!
     
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