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post #1 of 6 Old 07-03-2007, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 6 Old 07-03-2007, 10:46 PM
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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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post #3 of 6 Old 07-04-2007, 03:32 AM
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As far as I know discus are pretty much unsexable unless they are spawning.

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post #4 of 6 Old 07-04-2007, 10:51 AM Thread Starter
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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?

90gal: 2x Tangerine Discus, 2x Clown Pleco, 2x Catfish.
75gal + 10gal sump: 2x Large Goldfish, 1x Common Pleco, 14x Leopard Danios
55gal: 5x Angelfish, 1x Common Pleco, 8x SIlver Tip Tetras, 16x Neon Tetras, 8x Albino Corys
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post #5 of 6 Old 07-04-2007, 12:08 PM
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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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post #6 of 6 Old 07-05-2007, 02:57 AM
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lupin is right without any doubt


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