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post #1 of 14 Old 03-31-2011, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
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I need to tell the gender of my Rubberlip Pleco

Hello fellowmen. I got a rubberlip pleco, but I don't exactly know what the gender of it yet. If it's a boy, I would name it Salvation; if it's a girl, I would name Luno.
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post #2 of 14 Old 03-31-2011, 08:00 PM
I am not sure but I think the way to tell is to see if it has a broad head and if not then it is a female but if it is then it is a male. I would try googling it before you take my advice. I am not a plecostomus expert.

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post #3 of 14 Old 03-31-2011, 09:47 PM
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did you try lifting it's skirt? But seriously all I can find is that males have a larger dorsal fin than females. I doubt you will be able to sex you fish without a similar sized fish to compare it to.
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post #4 of 14 Old 04-01-2011, 09:32 AM
For now I suggest a unisex name

38 gallon :
Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




The Wet Spot Portland Oregon!!!!!!

ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
7 Clown Killies
7 Ghost shrimp
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post #5 of 14 Old 04-08-2011, 10:30 AM Thread Starter
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Question Broadheaded?

What do you mean "Broadheaded"?Well almost 2 weeks ago. I checked on it's dorsal fin & It did look a bit short. Maybe my brother will take a picture of it & Bring an answer to it.
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post #6 of 14 Old 04-08-2011, 12:34 PM
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Just name it Salvuno :)

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
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post #7 of 14 Old 04-08-2011, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
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"Salvuno" is a girl's name. I can't give it that name if it's a boy.
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post #8 of 14 Old 04-08-2011, 03:17 PM
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It is?? I thought it was a good combo of Salvation and Luno.

Maybe you need to shoot for something completely non-gender specific so it won't matter.

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
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post #9 of 14 Old 04-08-2011, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
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I like your advice. but I will use either Salvation & Luno. Will you ask my brother to send a picture of my rubberlip for me please?
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post #10 of 14 Old 04-08-2011, 08:48 PM
please send a picture.

38 gallon :
Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




The Wet Spot Portland Oregon!!!!!!

ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
7 Clown Killies
7 Ghost shrimp
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