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fish.breeder 07-31-2007 03:04 PM

how can you tell
 
do you know how to tell pacus apart from male or female

mHeinitz57 07-31-2007 08:52 PM

generally males have brighter red coloration and the dorsal fin comes more to a point. Sometimes the anal fin will of the male will have more of a jagged edge too.

herefishy 08-01-2007 09:37 PM

I know of know way to distinguish the sexes of pacus. Some say that there are differences in finnage or body shape. I have never heard anyone that knows for sure. My suggestion would be to watch them closely and see which restroom they use. lol :dunno:

mHeinitz57 08-02-2007 05:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by herefishy
I know of know way to distinguish the sexes of pacus. Some say that there are differences in finnage or body shape. I have never heard anyone that knows for sure. My suggestion would be to watch them closely and see which restroom they use. lol :dunno:

Yeah, what I said earlier was just a generality. You could still have a female with a lot of redness and pointier dorsal fins so it's not a clear-cut method but just a way to give you a better estimated guess.

jones57742 08-02-2007 05:46 AM

FB:

This post is "off topic" and I know that you know this but I "just had to set my mind at ease".

Pacus can easily get over three feet in length.

I recently observed a pacu in a 1000G show tank and the pacu was well over two feet in length.

TR


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