12-15-2010, 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by neo83
Thanks byron and burnsbabe. According to the sexing guide on the website i posted, i also came to the same conclusion that it more likely a female. However, i also posted this on another forum with a poll and got 7 votes for it being a male and only 1 for female. I'm pretty stumped currently. Unfortunately i have only a 33gallon tank and have other fish in there and so cant get 4 or 5 to identify a pair.
I tried in vain to get a more closeup of the ovipositer, but i'll try and get a reasonable photo if i can. I'm currently away on work and will try and post tomorrow night. Can you spot the ovipositer at all in pics 15 and 17 from the album, if you could check again please? I'll still try and get a better picture.
The pics are just not clear enough, plus we don't know the age of the fish. I agree with burnsbabe that this appears now to be a female but could turn out to be a male in time. It wasn't until my first Bolivian was several months old, past a year I think, that it was quite obviously a male. And the ovipositor is often not too evident except when they are ready to spawn.