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Old 07-31-2007, 04:04 PM   #1
 
how can you tell

do you know how to tell pacus apart from male or female
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Old 07-31-2007, 09:52 PM   #2
 
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generally males have brighter red coloration and the dorsal fin comes more to a point. Sometimes the anal fin will of the male will have more of a jagged edge too.
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Old 08-01-2007, 10:37 PM   #3
 
I know of know way to distinguish the sexes of pacus. Some say that there are differences in finnage or body shape. I have never heard anyone that knows for sure. My suggestion would be to watch them closely and see which restroom they use. lol
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Old 08-02-2007, 06:20 AM   #4
 
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I know of know way to distinguish the sexes of pacus. Some say that there are differences in finnage or body shape. I have never heard anyone that knows for sure. My suggestion would be to watch them closely and see which restroom they use. lol
Yeah, what I said earlier was just a generality. You could still have a female with a lot of redness and pointier dorsal fins so it's not a clear-cut method but just a way to give you a better estimated guess.
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Old 08-02-2007, 06:46 AM   #5
 
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This post is "off topic" and I know that you know this but I "just had to set my mind at ease".

Pacus can easily get over three feet in length.

I recently observed a pacu in a 1000G show tank and the pacu was well over two feet in length.

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