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Old 03-27-2014, 06:30 PM   #1
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M or F Venustus?

I have read they are hard to sex it is probably 3+ inches. I bought it a week ago (it was the biggest one at the lfs)and put it in my all male tank and everything was calm for about a week but today it seems like there has been a lot of chasing in my tank which is not the norm. I'm wondering if maybe it's a female and is riling up the boys. I tried to catch it to vent but I gave up after half an hour. Click image for larger version

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Old 03-27-2014, 06:46 PM   #2
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I have one around the same size I found that there really is no way to tell with out venting, but I just tore my tank apart and it took me like an hour to catch but that's the only way I'm pretty sure you can tell
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Yeah that's what I figured I'm planning on adding some rock work to my tank this weekend so I'll probably have to wait until then.
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Old 03-28-2014, 03:14 AM   #4
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At that size if it was male it would be showing some blue around the head area and gill plates. That looks to be a femal imo.
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