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Am I correct to assume this is a female?


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#1 mdfa.ca

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 08:05 PM

Hello everyone,

I've had this Long Fin BN Pleco since she/he was barely over an inch. For some reason I have always assumed he was a male, but now that "he" has grown to almost 4 inches (Nose to tip of tail) and after seeing some that were definitely males, I'm beginning to think Freckles is actually a female. Here she (?) is:

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And here is the closeup of her head and bristles:

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What do you guys think?

#2 budahrox

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 08:41 PM

Looks like a male to me.
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#3 mdfa.ca

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 02:53 AM

OH... Hmmm, here I was busy looking for a male when what I really needed was a female. Great!

#4 Katalyst

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 03:52 PM

Yep I'd agree with your fish being a he. None of my females has even have a hint of a whisker allthough there are people who report having females with bristles I've never seen any.

#5 mdfa.ca

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 03:56 PM

Rats!!!!!!!

#6 nightowl1350

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 02:15 PM

some females do have some tiny bristles, but never seen any with the branches on the bristles (only males seem to have the branches)

#7 Romulous

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 07:29 PM

Some of my females look like that .... Males have larger more elaborate bristles

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 02:58 AM

i have a female that just layd eggs that has wiskers like that. the male is with the fry now still and theres only 2 of them in there




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