07-15-2010, 01:05 AM
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Originally Posted by bgkfish lady30
wow those are beutiful! how do u tell the sex of the adults?
I'm not sure. As for my pair, I *think* the orange pigeon is the male, and the red turquoise is the female. The reason I think this is that first I noticed them flittering in unison very close to an anubias leaf, then the red was over the anubia leaf, then I saw eggs, then the orange went over the eggs and he was gently "swishing" over them and when he was done I saw something extended from his vent area. It looked like, well, what is the male anatomy of a discus called?? I can't recall the exact name for that part of the anatomy...a gonapedia or something like that??
The best thing in all of this is that my girlfriend was dropping me off from the beach at the very moment this was happening. This is one of my friend's whose favorite fish saying is, "I don't like looking at fish, and they better not look at me". (Not sure why she's a kook in this way). Long story short, she was just as fascinated watching this whole process as I was.