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Old 05-20-2012, 06:04 PM   #1
 
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Question Sexing GBRs?

So I finished off my South American 40 gal today with a pair of GBRs. The guy at the fish store told me that one was male and one was female, but I just wanted to post some pics on here and make sure.





Which one is male and which is female?
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:20 PM   #2
 
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So I finished off my South American 40 gal today with a pair of GBRs. The guy at the fish store told me that one was male and one was female, but I just wanted to post some pics on here and make sure.





Which one is male and which is female?
With the pictures, it's hard to tell. I think the top pic is a female. I can't tell for sure if the bottom pic is a male. Hopefully, when they get more comfortable they'll show more color. The black spot in the male has no color coming through it, and in the female black will be somewhat translucent and have blue "under" it. I could always tell me male and female apart. But I can't think now, of other differences. In the profiles, I think it gives some helpful details.

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Old 05-22-2012, 02:43 PM   #3
 
Look for a pink belly on the female. If they're young it will be hard to distinguish them.
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Old 05-23-2012, 04:58 PM   #4
 
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Going of nothing other than the caudal fin shape I would say the top is female and the bottom is male. I would still watch their behavior. If the bottom one is male he will make it known through his behavior.
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Old 05-24-2012, 06:35 AM   #5
 
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They are a little young to tell for sure.
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:17 AM   #6
 
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Yes. Observe the way they interact, once they are settled. The fish knows what it is and they will act accordingly toward each other.
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