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Old 03-13-2012, 03:02 PM   #11 
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I think that if she doesn't grow within about 2-3 months, I'll finally be comfortable calling her a female. Well, I'm calling her a girl now because I've bonded with a "her" :P
If it becomes obvious that she is actually a he, I'll worry about it then.
It's just kinda spooky that yours looks SO much similar to mine! Is she a spadetail? I think mine might be. She's not a veiltail, I think.
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the other thing is.. do you have a male you could compare this fishy to? males and females have slightly different body shapes.
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well i wanna say she's a spade tail. but i actually didn't notice until someone said something in the thread i posted about her. but she does look it! lol
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the other thing is.. do you have a male you could compare this fishy to? males and females have slightly different body shapes.
Nope, she's my only one as of now.
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okay! lol well maybe look at pictures of males and compare. thats what mostly sold me on the fact mine was female. her body was just so different than the males i have. oh, and the breeding stripes. lol
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If she really is a spadetail, then the few pictures I'm finding of male spadetails have a much different body shape.
There's still a possibility that she's a young male veiltail, but I can't find any pictures of those for comparison. Also, I'm not entirely sure of her age, but she is about 2 inches, so she may be done growing or close to it.
I wish she would just lay eggs or something, lol.
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here's my fish. top is male. bottom 2 are female. if it helps.
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Old 03-13-2012, 03:16 PM   #18 
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you said previously that she's 2 inches nose to tip of tail right? usually you measure from nose to where the tail begins. like my blue female is about 1 3/4 in from nose to where tail begins. my smallest female is only about 1 1/4 in.
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you said previously that she's 2 inches nose to tip of tail right? usually you measure from nose to where the tail begins. like my blue female is about 1 3/4 in from nose to where tail begins. my smallest female is only about 1 1/4 in.
Oh! In that case she's probably a little under 1.5". She's not really the kind of fish to sit still and be measured

And those pictures helped! The male's body looks more broad than hers. She looks more like the bottom two.
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cool! i personally think she looks like a girl. i mean the ventral fins will be longer if she has longer fins in general. i would just keep comparing pictures of males and females to her.
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