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Sexing Neon Swordtails

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Sexing Neon Swordtails
Old 09-05-2009, 05:22 PM   #1
 
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Sexing Neon Swordtails

I recently bought 3 neon swordtails from Petco and am wondering what gender they are. Is it as simple as looking for the back sword tail? If so I got 3 males which is a bummer. Please let me know if I'm missing something.
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Old 09-05-2009, 06:48 PM   #2
 
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Females do not have the sword tail, so it does appear that you have 3 males.
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Old 09-06-2009, 12:09 AM   #3
 
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The swordtail is a dead giveaway with swords. Sometimes a male will not have developed the sword yet, but if it is there, you have a male.
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Old 09-06-2009, 08:30 AM   #4
 
Next time you are there ask for 2 females and a male. Unless the people up there can't tell the difference. Yes it seems that you have 3 males.
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Old 09-06-2009, 09:19 AM   #5
 
If you are going to add females I would recommend a minimum of 2 to 1 female to male ratio. As mentioned already in this thread... Only the male swordtails have swords.
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