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Old 06-14-2013, 07:18 PM   #1
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Scarlet Badis Sexing Question (pics included)

Hello all, I have not gotten any responses on the breeding forum and thought I would try my luck here.

I bought 3 scarlet badis on order from my LFS (ordered 1 male 2 females) and was disappointed to find that they gave me 2, possibly 3 males. The 2 males are obvious, but I wanted to check with you guys if the 3rd one is a female. If so, I am thinking of buying 3 more females and adding them to the 15g tank and keeping the 2 males. Do you guys think this will work, keeping 2 males and 4 females together (without the males killing each other or being stressed)?

Here are some pics, can you tell me if the lighter scarlet badis is in fact a female or an underdeveloped male? Thanks!
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:20 PM   #2
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It looks like a female.
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Oh okay - the thing that had me questioning were those reddish/orange stripes on the side.
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I had a female like that so I was confused too.
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