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Old 04-21-2013, 11:35 AM   #1 
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Is she a he?

I hope this is the right forum for this question.
Upon closer inspection of this fish that we call "Missy" I noticed no little white egg spot. I was watching her last night and she was flaring at my white/pink male and I thought Hmmm, was "she" mislabeled?
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:39 AM   #2 
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"She" is definatly a male. He has long ventrals and long fins. Also, although it is not a reliable method, he has a big beard and he was flaring.
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:44 AM   #3 
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missy is male... he is pretty!!
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:47 AM   #4 
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I agreed. He is male, without a doubt. You have a nice boy. :)
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Old 04-21-2013, 12:01 PM   #5 
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Thank you everyone for your responses. When I first brought him home he was fairly young and has blossomed into a pretty pink fish. lol
I had him next to my HM girl Korie for quite a while. I sure hope she doesn't become egg bound by my ignorance! I have since put a visual divider up. Eeek!
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:38 AM   #6 
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dont fret this is a COMMON occurance with my lfs ive had this happen like 10 times and 9/10 its a red/blue baby.
My Grover II was sold as a girl....yeh no lol

my fs is good if i get home n discover she is a he i always can return and swap, but it just gets put back in the girl community though. so someone else ends up with him as a her. I spent 25-30 minutes after the girls were released from their new order, netting my own girls making sure they had egg spots.
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:15 PM   #7 
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Name him Aerosmith or Steven Tyler- "Duudee Looks like A Laaydaay" lol
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:25 PM   #8 
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Not all females show white ovipositors. And some males show them. o.o Just FYI.
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:28 PM   #9 
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And the thing on the beards, I know you said it was unreliable but I just wanted to give an example. My girl Mystique had the same length beard of a male Plakat lol, When she flared I almost thought she was a boy! But she is definitely a she and your she is a very beautiful young he! You'll have to start calling him Mister lol
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:09 PM   #10 
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Mister Missy is what I've been calling him. lol Oh well. He doesn't care what I call him as long as I feed him. :P
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