Sooo... went shoppin' a little while ago and Petco got a shipment in so of course they had to clean all their existing water-cups, and I hovered over the little trolly and snooped through the new arrivals.
I have been keeping an eye out for a little girl, because I want another one in the sorority. While looking, I found one - perfect. Perfect size, an unusual color, nice fins, she's gorgeous!
Brought it home, let the Petco medicine do its wonders for two days, then did a couple water changes. The fish seemed lovely.
Until I found a bubble nest. (Woohoo.) In the cup. I thought nothing of it, some females make nests, right?
Veiltail female, on the top, on the sides. I kept an eye on her. No oviposter.
I'm 99% sure it's a male.
Why? Check this:
Again, I'm very sure this is a male fish, but second opinions are ALWAYS welcome. I just don't want another Nikita/Natalya situation in the sorority. No oviposter at all, and what little one exists is SO little it's barely worth mentioning. Builds nests like a dream. And flares like a king.
He was tearing up the cup as I was gettin' ready to put him in the tank - sorry about the nasty poo in the cup - ew, ew. But this is him flaring, at least one that half-turned out. He can spread those suckers wide, he's very intimidating!
Anyway, if I'm right and this IS a boy, what kind of tail-type is he?
Also, is that split in the fin something to be concerned about?
He's stockier than any other mail I have ever had, but he's also much, much smaller. Has a big, fat belly too, but not as if he was bloated.
Opinions appreciated :}