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cypher 05-07-2012 06:52 PM

Hermaphrodite Guppy? (First Post)
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Hi All,

While I'm still figuring out this interface as I just signed up for this forum, I was wondering if I have a hermaphrodite guppy? The attached image is it. It's not the clearest pic but it's the best I came up with after snapping several shots of the fast moving fish.

Olympia 05-07-2012 07:04 PM

Welcome to TFK. :D
What a weird guppy. Are you sure he isn't bloated?

cypher 05-07-2012 07:21 PM

Thanks for the welcome!

This fish has fins and colors like a male but near the abdomen, there also seems to be a gravid spot. He could be bloated but I've got him recently from my LFS and he seems to be getting bigger each day and fast as compared to the other males in the tank which should have been eating the same amount.

Olympia 05-07-2012 07:39 PM

Maybe you can start a strain of pretty female guppies? That'd be nice. :p
I'm no huge guppy fan so I don't know too much about them.

cypher 05-07-2012 07:52 PM

It'll make for a good hobby and I've already got a head start since the LFS keeps more colored females these days as I've seen a while back.

redchigh 05-08-2012 11:16 AM

I think it's just a female... And pretty pregnant at that.

Mikaila31 05-08-2012 12:48 PM


Originally Posted by redchigh (Post 1073585)
I think it's just a female... And pretty pregnant at that.

I agree.

willow 05-29-2012 04:38 PM

hello and welcome. :-D

Stormfish 05-30-2012 12:16 PM

Intersexuality occurs amongst every species on earth, so you never know. You may have an intersexed (hermaphrodite) guppy.

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