Can you help sex these?

We all know how difficult it is to identify the sex of these fish, so please post a picture in here and we'll try to help you (or at least give an educated guess!).
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Can you help sex these?

Post by carl s. » Sat Jul 04, 2009 1:19 am

Hi everyone. I need some help sexing these. Got these in Oct. 2008, wild caught. All are around 3 inches, some a bit bigger, some a little smaller. When I purchased these I believed these were two pair. Others agreed with me on another forum. What do you think?

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Post by sam » Sat Jul 04, 2009 3:55 am

2 and 4 look male to me so you could well have two pair's :D

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Post by carl s. » Sun Jul 12, 2009 1:07 pm

Thanks, Sam. Does anyone else want to give their opinion?

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Post by Jo's Zebs » Sun Jul 12, 2009 6:19 pm

Same as above they look lovely and fat
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Post by Barbie » Mon Jul 13, 2009 5:25 am

Yes, definitely two pair. And very nice ones! Did you get them from Julie? Since you're so close and all? :lol:

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Post by carl s. » Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:15 am

Yes Barbie, these are from Julie. Thanks for looking at them for me. I guess I'll start being more aggressive in trying to breed them.

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Post by twinspots_goby » Wed Jul 15, 2009 8:40 pm

3 looks a male to me.
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Post by Barbie » Thu Jul 16, 2009 3:25 am

I didn't actually look to see which fish they said was which number. I agree that 3 is male, but 4 is female. Definitely give them some caves and rains ;).

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Post by carl s. » Fri Jul 17, 2009 12:43 am

So Twinspots_goby you think I have 3 males and 1 female? And Barbie, you think 3 is a male. I thought 3 had a very round head even though it is hairy. I am confused! I wish this was easier!! Anyone else with opinions?

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Post by Stevie.K » Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:58 pm

Sexing is never easy & no exact science as i have females that look like males & a big plump male that looks female!
I would guess 1 female & the rest males, I could be wrong.
Good luck with breeding. :wink:

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