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Old 03-01-2012, 11:26 AM   #1
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Guppy Gender Questions!

So I have a male and 2 female guppies. One is pregnant. I know all the 'procedures' and she's due soon. How do I tell the gender? I drew a sketch of my male and female (I didn't color in the female) and I wanted to know if that's the difference between male and female guppies (mostly the fin arrangement) of if I'll have to sit there and search for the males *ahem* you know what I'm talking about here. (and I don't want to be reported)

The first one:

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I edited to show what the female looks like in the evening (because the gravid spot was invisible in the morning, and more recently it's been only red in the morning):


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She's close to popping! I'm hoping to just put a divider and plenty of plants in there to reduce stress and make plenty of hiding places! ^^
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Old 03-01-2012, 11:40 AM   #2
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Oh and here's a pic of the male and female:



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Aren't they cute? ^^
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Old 03-01-2012, 11:42 AM   #3
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And a close up:


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Don't forget to answer my original question if you can! ^^
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:20 PM   #4
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Males have a gonopodium, an altered anal fin. It is kind of rolled up instead of fanned out like the female's is. You won't be able to tell the sex of the fry. Until they are maybe a month or so old, maybe longer. They all start off with fanned out anal fins. The males will also be more colorful by this point. Until they mature some they will all be grayish with fanned out anal fins.
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:21 PM   #5
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i was told to tell the difference the male are more colorful and have the fancy tails and female are more plain looking and have a rounder stomach
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:23 PM   #6
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Their reproductive organs are different.. Males have a rod shape and females just have a fin like a fan.. Easy to tell :P
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:24 PM   #7
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Males have a gonopodium, an altered anal fin. It is kind of rolled up instead of fanned out like the female's is. You won't be able to tell the sex of the fry. Until they are maybe a month or so old, maybe longer. They all start off with fanned out anal fins. The males will also be more colorful by this point. Until they mature some they will all be grayish with fanned out anal fins.
I will say that Alyxx hit it right on the nose. My fry are a month old and already showing a little color.
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I tried to get some pictures of the three batches of fry I have right now. The oldest are colored up and showing the different fins and have been for a while. The younger ones are mostly still grey. Little buggers were too quick though!
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Do my drawings accurately show the difference between male and female fins?
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:37 PM   #10
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Here some of mine kinda hard to see. I have 1 month old and 1 week old. Just kinda gray blobs right now. :P
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They look a little odd ^^
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:56 PM   #12
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When they are young fry it will be very difficult to tell te difference. I thought I had all girls until one decided he was a boy!
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I thought I had all girls too, but three out of maybe 7 or 8 are males. All colored up really pretty too. My oldest are maybe an inch long now.
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Well yes I know it takes awhile to tell the gender, but are my drawn pictures accurate to the differences between males and females?
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Old 03-01-2012, 03:16 PM   #15
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Pretty much accurate.
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You can google guppy males, they have pretty good photos of what they look like.
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I would post some of mine but they are worse then the fry.lol
You can kinda see it better in the platies
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Okay! That's great ^^
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I've got this gender thing down now, so...anyone here have any plant knowledge or can maybe redirect me to someone who does?
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