5 for sexing if big enough please

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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5 for sexing if big enough please

Post by Joby » Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:39 pm

This group was bought about 18 months ago. The smallest were 8 months old and the largest a year old so they are approx 2 and 2.5 years old respctively. The smallest are just over 2" TL

Hope the pics are clear enough and please excuse my rubbish paintshop numbering :roll:

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Post by twinspots_goby » Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:46 pm

1 looks like a possible female and rest of them look like males.
L46 x 24 adults + 60 fries

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Post by Stevie.K » Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:16 pm

I would say the same, still young fish but some defo males. :wink:

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Post by Zinfin » Fri Sep 25, 2009 4:39 pm

These threads are always interesting. Can you guys mention which one you think is a female and why? What characteristics about the rest indicate males?

Thanks for sharing,
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Post by Joby » Fri Sep 25, 2009 5:43 pm

Thanks guys for your opinions I'll give them another six months and work myself up to catching them again :roll:

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Post by Stevie.K » Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:28 pm

No 1 is thought to be female, even though not the best pic to see.
The other males are sexed by head shape, bristles on fins & amount & length of whiskers.
If you click on the drop down section of home it shows you a section of sexing fish & lots of other information.
Hope this helps. :wink:

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