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Male & female discus?
Old 07-03-2007, 09:37 PM   #1
 
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Male & female discus?

Hi, so I have 2-3 (can't tell one of them) Red Turquoise discus and two of them are about the same size but their fins are very different. One of them has fins that are about 1/4 inch "more full" than the other, also the shape is different - one is a very smooth, shallow cuvature and the other is more sharp and deep. See pic:



I'm hoping one is female and one is male. To me, if I were to guess, I would say the one on the left (Braveheart) is female and the one on the right (Convict) is male.

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Old 07-03-2007, 09:46 PM   #2
 
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It's impossible to determine their sexes. The only easiest way is when they are in spawning conditions.

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Old 07-04-2007, 02:32 AM   #3
 
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As far as I know discus are pretty much unsexable unless they are spawning.

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Old 07-04-2007, 09:51 AM   #4
 
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I know :( I was hoping to get some insider secrets! But thanks, I will just have to wait and see what happens. How old do you think they usually are before they start to pair up?
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Old 07-04-2007, 11:08 AM   #5
 
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i have some juvenile blue turqs and of course was wondering how to sex them as well. I found some info on this site that may eventually be useful (I mean when they get older).

http://www.petcaretips.net/how-sex-discus-fish.html
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Old 07-05-2007, 01:57 AM   #6
 
lupin is right without any doubt


but if there is one lonely cleaning some area it is exactly female.
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