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Old 06-03-2010, 09:14 PM   #1 
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Question Can you all help me with your input on this?

I cannot for the life of me figure out what kind of fish I have. I bought it as a female veiltail but as you can see, the fins are torn and ripped so I bought 'her' as a rescue. The only weird thing, this fish seems to flare at EVERYTHING and I've heard mixed feeling with people thinking its a HMPK... But this fish as a white dot on the bottom that makes me think it's a female.. but a friend told me they had a crowntail that was a baby and it lost it later (turned out to be male). It's had no bubble nest yet, so I'm thoroughly confused.

So... help?

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Old 06-03-2010, 09:18 PM   #2 
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That just SREAMS male to me.... Beautiful!!

IMO, the white spot doesn't mean anything...
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:36 PM   #3 
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See the beard he has when he flares?? Only males have that! 100% sure that's a male! And gorgeous!
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:41 PM   #4 
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Really? Awesome! Do you think its a HMPK though? I can't wait for his fins to grow more then.
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:55 PM   #5 
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But also, it almost seems like 'she's' full of eggs too... in the front right now...
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:59 PM   #6 
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Definitely looks like a guy to me! So pretty!
I had the same problem with "Tifa" about a month ago. I bought her as a female, and "she" was incredibly aggressive. No egg spot, and I found a bubble nest in "her" tank. Turns out it's a male! After nursing him back to health from that hell we call Wal Mart, his colors brightened and you can definitely tell he's a male HMPK. :)
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Old 06-03-2010, 10:05 PM   #7 
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I think male (if your seeing "eggs" though I would treat him for constipation and see if the "eggs" go away). I don't think he is an HMPK.. for some reason he screams long fin to me.. either VT or HM... but I'm not sure.
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Old 06-03-2010, 10:08 PM   #8 
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So either way, definitely male? I guess time will show us what he really is.
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Old 06-03-2010, 10:32 PM   #9 
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Now that I look at it 1fish2fish you may be right.. The tail is an odd shape and the anal fin looks like it should be a lot longer than it is.
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Old 06-03-2010, 11:43 PM   #10 
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Deffinatley male for sure.... idk about the fins... you might just have to wait till his fins heal... he's beautiful tho
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