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guido22 11-12-2006 09:14 AM

convicts
 
by any chance anyone can tell a male from a female convict?

Daz 11-12-2006 11:50 AM

Generally the females are larger(more robust) than the males, and have a reddish underside. This will show itself more in spawining.

Gump 11-12-2006 05:51 PM

any orange or red spots on the belly is a female.

joeshmoe 11-12-2006 06:12 PM

with adult convicts the male should have a hump on its head and the female dosent.

Lupin 11-12-2006 06:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gump
any orange or red spots on the belly is a female.

I prefer this method.:wink2: Females do have orange bellies.:wink2:

Gump 11-13-2006 02:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joeshmoe
with adult convicts the male should have a hump on its head and the female dosent.

Thats not always a good sexing tool. Since a lot of males wont get it and a very select few females could get what some would consider a starter hump.


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