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post #1 of 8 Old 05-12-2013, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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Been sold some "female" guppies that look male to me 2nd opinion please

I have just purchased 5 "female" electric blue split tail Guppies, however I dont think on closer inspection that they are female. however I'm no expert so I thought I'd get some opinions

I'll try to get better pics or a video to help

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post #2 of 8 Old 05-12-2013, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
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http://http://youtu.be/SEQAyUuHYmw

the split tail Guppies are all supposed to be Females :-S
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post #3 of 8 Old 05-12-2013, 04:11 PM
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They look like males to me.

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post #4 of 8 Old 05-12-2013, 04:24 PM
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The first, third and fourth pics sure seem to show some gonopodiums
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post #5 of 8 Old 05-12-2013, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
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thanks thats what I thought, have contacted the shop so I'll see what they say.
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post #6 of 8 Old 05-12-2013, 04:32 PM
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So you purchased them at a shop? If so, did you not look at the fish after they had been caught/observe the catching & bagging? I thought maybe they were online purchases that were shipped. For future reference, it's best to check the fish after they are bagged to be sure you are happy with what's been caught before you pay and leave the business.
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So you purchased them at a shop? If so, did you not look at the fish after they had been caught/observe the catching & bagging? I thought maybe they were online purchases that were shipped. For future reference, it's best to check the fish after they are bagged to be sure you are happy with what's been caught before you pay and leave the business.
Yeah I asked at the time but the girl assured me they were female, I thought it was just the lighting that was preventing me from seeing the anal fin clearly, however looking at them in my tank they look male.

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post #8 of 8 Old 05-13-2013, 08:32 AM Thread Starter
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The shop has just confirmed they are males gotta take them back for exchange
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