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Old 08-23-2010, 03:51 PM   #1
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sexing pitbull pleco

i guess it doesn't really matter it's sex, but i'm just curious. i read this

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Gender: Males have longer pelvic fins, the tip of which extends beyond the origin of the anal fin, the urogenital papilla is positioned just after the anal opening in males. In females the tip of the pelvic fin does not reach the anal fin origin and the urogenital duct opens to the inner cloacal cavity.
here -> FishProfiles.com - Parotocinclus jumbo

this is my pitbull pleco, whom i have always referred to as a male.


this is "it" when we first got it



the day after:




and a recent picture:




so what do you think? i think it's a female... may have to rethink the name "Calais"
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Old 08-23-2010, 04:31 PM   #2
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I'd vote female as well. I went through looking up some pitbull plec pictures, and found a few of males, and their "front pair" of fins do clearly overlap the joints of the "back pair".

Not a expert, just spent some time looking.
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Old 08-23-2010, 05:46 PM   #3
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o.O I was googling because I was curious, and found this:

Tropical Fish News Blog Archive sexing pitbull pleco

RT, you've been published!
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:59 PM   #4
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that's slightly creepy... weird
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Old 08-23-2010, 09:13 PM   #5
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But more importantly, don't let your pit bull see it, or she might start asking for designer pellets and bottled spring water! Fame goes straight to their heads!
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