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Old 06-01-2011, 10:25 PM   #1
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u got male or female

is their a time where a male does not have a distingwishing gnonopodium and can be mistaked as female by begginner aquariests?
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Depends on how much research the "beginner aquarist" has done really. A seasoned fishkeeper can mistakenly ID the sex of a fish if they haven't researched it well
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:30 PM   #3
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I am not an expert by far but I would say no from all the males and females I have seen. There is either a fin or a tube (fin=female) ("tube/straw"= male). Do u have a picture maybe someone could help you distinguish.
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:31 PM   #4
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do some gonopodiums take time to look like a gonopodium?
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:32 PM   #5
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I am assuming you are talking about live bearers right? They are the only ones I have a clue about lol
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Yes, some males are late bloomers, but normally by the time you start seeing colors you will see a gonopodium if it's a boy.
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black molly

the molly looks shorter and stouter and chases the femals
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:40 PM   #8
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Well... When the newly born, I don't think it is easy to tell... But it doesn't take long until things get pretty obvious!
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im gona get a camera this monthbig help
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Generally after a week of being born you are able to see the gonopodium (anal fin of male) which is like a little stick which can be moved around, females will have a gravid spot and a triangular shaped anal fin. This applies only to livebearers i.e guppies, mollies, endlers, swordtails, platies etc (females are generaly bigger). Egg layers will not have a gonopodium.
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what a name
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doesnt sound latin
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Old 06-06-2011, 11:03 PM   #12
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I was so freaked out when my "female" Molly was actually a boy. It was like overnight! Her anal fins were a bit pointier than usual females though too..
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