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    Cool help with rusty id please

    hi there i ordered some lodotropheus sprengerae from my local lfs and i collected them today i have posted some pics and just want to make sure they are what i am told they are. also is there any way i can sex them at the moment they are around 2 inches.
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    Sexing them is pretty tough, hopefully RustyNut can step in and give his 2 cents on that. As far as looking like I. sprengerae - they look like they should.
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    Ok thanks that's good to hear. There are just so many hybrids around these days it's nice to get the real thing.

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    They loo just like my Rusties.

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    IME males tend to develop a solid purple color on the sides and females remain more striped (but then I have rusties from RustyNut LOL).
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