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I am seriously wondering if Romeo is still young or if he is a female. How can I tell the difference of the sexes? He is a small delta tail
 

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Do you have a pic?We would be able to tell you better with a picture!!!
 

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he appears to look male, female has eggspots, it is the white dot on there belly. and the male's "beards" show even without flaring, a beard is the black area in the gills. and males tend to have a bigger span at flaring then females do. and males build bubble nest, some females do to though
 

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I see a male. How old is he, and does he have an egg spot?
 

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I see a male. How old is he, and does he have an egg spot?
I have no idea how old. He was smaller when I got him, so I am thinking 6 months old maybe?
 

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he could be young :) my female in my avi is 6 months and she ain't afraid of nothing, she flares at everyone XP i would say 4 but idk
 

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If he is a she, she should have an ovipistor...



His fins are fairly short.. Here is my female veiltail... Really not much different than yours, only older...

 

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If he is a she, she should have an ovipistor...



His fins are fairly short.. Here is my female veiltail... Really not much different than yours, only older...

Maybe he is just a sweet little guy?
 

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Juvenile males sometimes have oviposters too.

OP: he looks male to me. The anal fin is really pointy, not rectangular the way a female's is.
 

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Juvenile males sometimes have oviposters too.

OP: he looks male to me. The anal fin is really pointy, not rectangular the way a female's is.
I just worry since he never flares and is TERRIFIED of everything.
 

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Seems he's just a shy little boy. Some are, not all males flare while others constantly flare.
He chases his refection thats about it lol
 

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this is my pass female, EXTREME long finned female i miss her:

she jumped over a divider and got beat up by Phantom once :( :
 

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You can see there that she still has a nice rectangular anal fin - what a lovely female! Males tend to have fins that slope down to a point below the tail. :)
 
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