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herishi 05-12-2013 11:35 AM

Been sold some "female" guppies that look male to me 2nd opinion please
 
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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 :-)

Steve

herishi 05-12-2013 12:57 PM

video
 
http://http://youtu.be/SEQAyUuHYmw

the split tail Guppies are all supposed to be Females :-S

fish monger 05-12-2013 03:11 PM

They look like males to me.

ZivaD 05-12-2013 03:24 PM

The first, third and fourth pics sure seem to show some gonopodiums

herishi 05-12-2013 03:24 PM

thanks thats what I thought, have contacted the shop so I'll see what they say.

ZivaD 05-12-2013 03:32 PM

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.

herishi 05-12-2013 04:00 PM

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Originally Posted by ZivaD (Post 2030193)
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.

Steve

herishi 05-13-2013 07:32 AM

The shop has just confirmed they are males :-) gotta take them back for exchange


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