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Old 04-21-2011, 07:17 PM   #1 
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Gender help?

OK. I am going to be starting a sorority for my birthday. I already have two girls, Ocean and Drama Queen.
Last week I bought a new girl that would be added to the sorority. I haven't started the sorority yet, as I am getting the ten gallon tank for my birthday (on April 30th). I bought the girl so I could quarantine her, and ensure everything was OK with her.
I just put her beside my male's tank (I was planning on putting something between them, it just happened so fast LOL) When I did, they both started flaring - no big deal. But when she flared, she had a full blown beard. Is she a guy? When I bought "her" she had an ovidepositor, but I know juvie males can have them. In the last week I've had "her" she seems to have matured a lot. I think it is a halfmoon plakat if it is a male though.
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Old 04-21-2011, 07:28 PM   #2 
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Yep, I'd say that is a HMPK male.
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Old 04-21-2011, 07:34 PM   #3 
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First thing I thought was "Whoa! Male!" Yep, he's a nice looking one too :)
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Old 04-21-2011, 07:41 PM   #4 
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Thanks guys! Its quite funny, because I never even considered him being a him. He had the ovidepositer and everything.. today its gone! LOL. I never even questioned the judgement, and today, it just hit me he was a guy.
He was a very femine male when I got him. LOL.
I feel special I have a halfmoon XD They never have them near my house, I'm pretty proud I found one! LOL
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:11 PM   #5 
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He's a male, but not a HMPK. He's a traditional PK.
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:36 PM   #6 
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Really? His tail spread looks 180 degrees to me.
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:46 PM   #7 
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Traditional PKs can have a 180* tail spread, but the edges are round like his, and their rays only split once, like his. A HMPK has multiple splits, like this...
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So it's like a HM, just a short tail. And the one above isn't the best example of straight caudal edges, but he is a HMPK.
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Old 04-21-2011, 09:14 PM   #8 
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my opinion; HE is purty. whatchya guna call him?
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Old 04-22-2011, 10:19 AM   #9 
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I'm not sure what I am going to name him yet. :P
He reminds me of your Dastan Abby. Similar colors to me :P
Man, I don't feel special anymore LOL. No halfmoon for me XD

Thanks Learn to Fly, for clearing that up for me. I appreciate it. :D
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Old 04-22-2011, 10:47 AM   #10 
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Wow he's gorgeous! :O
He almost looks wild, I love it.
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