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daisycutter 04-17-2007 03:08 PM

dp eye wrinkles
there needs to be a section of this site devoted to puffers seeing how many posts they get..anyway eye wrinkles... its supposed to be a way of sexing the fish but im not sure what im looking for one has the sort of bags under the eyes look is that it?

Falina 04-17-2007 03:19 PM

daisy - i found this:

There are slight differences in the markings between sexes but available details may vary amd in some cases may not reperesent gender differences. Males may show a brownish line on their stomacj from the "throat" through to the anal fin. Females are generally rounder in body shape. These differences will probably not be apparent in juveniles."

sorry i cant help with the wrinkley eyes, but hopefully this will be of some help to you

squiggles1 04-17-2007 03:50 PM

ive heard of the eye wrinkles too, was the first thing i found. one of mine is very green with apparent black markings. the other which i assume is male is more dull and has the eye wrinkles. which do look like baggy eyes under his eyes.

daisycutter 04-17-2007 04:03 PM

one of mine has the hangover look he/she is also more yellow than the others

squiggles1 04-18-2007 10:49 AM

those naughty dwarf puffers and their late night parties.

premo 04-25-2007 01:43 AM

sexing dp's

DP's are amongst the easiest of the puffs to sex correctly, you won't get many clues until they reach around 6 months, males will develop the brown line which runs from under the bottom jaw the length of the belly, also the "wrinkles" develop behind the eye and are very discernable.

FYI, I am very new to this particular site, looks pretty cool to me and I aim to contribute, however there are a couple of specialist puffer sites out there, guess it would not be etiquette to post details here but they are not hard to find !!


daisycutter 04-25-2007 06:20 PM

ive viited those sites just cofirming things oh that and having something to talk about

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