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Old 03-16-2012, 01:11 AM   #1
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Is this angelfish male or female?

What does anyone think. This is the "male" in my pair . I thought it was a male but have been told otherwise. Pic taken 2 days after eggs. (from the female)
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Old 03-16-2012, 04:12 AM   #2
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Hard to tell with that pic. Hard to tell with angels in general really.
Post a more side on pic and I'll take a look. I'm not great at it but know what to look for. I've sexed 4 angels correctly now in my own tanks
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Hard to tell with that pic. Hard to tell with angels in general really.
Post a more side on pic and I'll take a look. I'm not great at it but know what to look for. I've sexed 4 angels correctly now in my own tanks
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He had a thin brown tube thing .. Papilla?
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Was the tube pointy or blunt like a pencil eraser?
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That angel is a hard one. The bump on the forehead tell me it's a male. But the area between the fins at the bottom is angled which is a female characteristic.
My guess is female though. As one of my females has a small bump too. The angle is the best way I've found. Plus your fish looks a bit swollen in the first just above where the papilla comes out.

Only certain way to tell us the pointed(male) or blunted(female) tube though. It pops out about 2hrs before they spawn.
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Oh and watch your angel as u feed it. My female is huge and swolen again after only 10 days, after being well conditioned. The male is still same size as usual, but slightly more aggressive.
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Yeah it's pointed,looks completely different to my egg laying female. So I'm hoping it's male. Wish I could get a close up pic to be sure but it just turns out fuzzy
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If it was pointed. Definitely male. Without a doubt. And I know the feeling trying to get high quality pics. Hahaha
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