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Old 02-11-2013, 07:54 PM   #1 
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Question Gender Bending o.o

I dont know. She was labelled female, and looked female. But the sotre I found her and Slyph in had tiny plastic cups, all dirty, and Slyph was actually a bent and very malnourished male CT who's just now filling out to a regular size and making his second bubblnest (after I ruined his first HUGE one last week with a water change). I assumed both were atleast 3 months, probably more, but now I'm wondering if Sylvannas' growth was stunted by the tiny cup she was in (and I mean like tiny like the tiny plastic cups you give kids at parties) and is...a male. Was never positive on tail-type.

Evidence is below...and yes I know she has all the signs of being female; the vertical barring and oviposter, but now she's flaring a very fierce beard...and I've atleast heard of males that sometimes show vertical barring and sometimes have an oviposter.

When I got her at the end of December:


And now....

Body Shape showing new ventral growth


You can spot the oviposter...


But that's a beard...


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I've had quite the last week pickig out males from my 3.5 month females in my sorority...so if she is gender bending on me...I wont be surprised (or sad really), though I need to know for sure if I'm going to attempt adding her to my sorority, thus this is a slight issue.
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:58 PM   #2 
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Honestly she still looks female to me. Her beard is huge, but everything else on her body looks female. My CT girls have pretty long ventrals as well
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:15 PM   #3 
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that's what I thought too, but didn't know it was possible to have a bearded lady!
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:05 AM   #4 
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If she turns out to be a he, you can just rename him Arthas

Either way, pretty!
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:11 AM   #5 
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I think your fish is pretty, irregardless of gender :3 But agreed, she looks female to me in all 3 pics o:
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:40 AM   #6 
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Thanks guys. I think i'll keep her to her own tank.
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