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post #1 of 3 Old 03-31-2012, 01:52 PM Thread Starter
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Tetra's M or F question!

How do you tell if a tetra is a male or female? I've got two long skirt Tetra's and one Buenos Aires.

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post #2 of 3 Old 03-31-2012, 04:25 PM
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If there are external differences, they will be mentioned in our profile of the species. Click shaded names, Black Widow Tetra [aka Black Skirt, the White is the same species] and Buenos Aires Tetra. [If the name as it appears in the profile is used identically in posts, it will shade.]

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post #3 of 3 Old 05-09-2012, 09:24 AM
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I've got skirts, and the males are much skinnier than the females. The area from their faces to their bottom fins are more of a quarter circle shape in females, where as males are parallel to the arch at the top of their bodies.

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