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Old 05-19-2010, 02:04 PM   #11 
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You should look to see if any of them have a "beard" when they flare if you can't see an egg spot. The females flare but don't have the extra tissue to flare large like the males.

adnabbit, i have a female that has the egg spot and a beard?

and a plakat male that wont flare....


now im just confused
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Old 05-19-2010, 02:10 PM   #12 
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Males can have the "egg spots", In fact so many males are showing up with them that the IBC has actually made it a disqualifying trait in their shows!

All of yours definitely look female to me, and quite gorgeous!!
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I have read that some males will exhibit an egg spot, it is rare but it happens. Are you sure it is a full beard? Some females may have a bit of one but it isn't quite as larger as a male's beard and it may not stick out from the gills when they are closed like a male. Perhaps you have one of those males that have the egg spot HRMMMM

some males just won't flare, perhaps he isn't stimulated enough to flare or maybe he is just really chill

http://aquaticpassion.animal-world.c...?showtopic=592 website is kind of helpful

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There's nothing wrong with the girl in the second pic. Are you referring to her scales or her head and gills? Her scales were always like that and I have about 3 or 4 females from the same spawn that have weird looking heads. I've tried to check if they have beards but there isn't a lot of flaring..at least when I'm watching them. lol
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maybe she just has a hairy upper lip LOL

I hope to post up a pic of each soon!
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Old 05-19-2010, 02:48 PM   #16 
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There's nothing wrong with the girl in the second pic. Are you referring to her scales or her head and gills? Her scales were always like that and I have about 3 or 4 females from the same spawn that have weird looking heads. I've tried to check if they have beards but there isn't a lot of flaring..at least when I'm watching them. lol
hrmmm yours look like girls to me, i was thinking too perhaps a male might be more excited and flaring in a tank full of females. not sure though.
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