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    I was wondering if anyone knows what a male and female looks like. I have 2 green terrors but i cant tell if their both females or males or One female and One male.. HELP!





    --male??? female???





    --male??? female????

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    It looks like you have two females.

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    two females? their always fighting and locking lips. someone told me that the males have more color than the female. My Green Terror are very young and i cant tell yet cause they dont have their hump yet. If i do have females that SUCKS!

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    Second photo is a female sitting above a patch of infertile eggs (unless those are from someone else?). She's in brooding color, and is certain. However, a plaque of eggs is only proof that one of the two fish is a female.

    First photo looks like a slightly deformed male to me, as it does show more color and has sort of a squared off forehead. The fact that he is very fat makes him look a bit like a female, and the fins don't look very good for a male, either. Their age may be why the eggs are not fertile, or the "male" could be a female that took on some male characteristics in the absence of any males. Even if he is a male, I wouldn't want to use him for breeding. Good males are usually pretty easy to find, getting people to let go of them might be a bit tougher.
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    The top picture does look like a male cause of his head shape too but I don't really know cause their both young still.

    Their age makes a difference about them making babies? I didn't know that, thanks for the tip. I guess were just going to wait and see when they get bigge! I'll post another picture of each one tonight forba better look.

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    posted pictures below of new pictures that i took of my 2 green terrors.
    Last edited by jessikko75; 10-28-2010 at 10:25 PM.

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    here are better picture of my two green terror, still dont know if i have 2 females or males or one of each






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    It's pretty certain from the second set of photos that both fish are female. I would euthanize the deformed fish and find a good male. Watch the black spot on the flanks and the orange border on the dorsal. The spot is less distinct on males, and the orange band is broader. Also a good male is likely to have longer dorsal and anal fins.
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    Ya, they looks like females to me.
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    Would It be ok if I post my gts pics here?
    Even i am having a tough time determining their genders

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    blazintacco, I recommend starting a new thread with your pictures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chromedome View Post
    It's pretty certain from the second set of photos that both fish are female. I would euthanize the deformed fish and find a good male. Watch the black spot on the flanks and the orange border on the dorsal. The spot is less distinct on males, and the orange band is broader. Also a good male is likely to have longer dorsal and anal fins.
    I think I know why or see why she is deformed "her split dorsal and the bold brow"? Would this be considered a genetic trait? Or, could it have resulted from and injury?

  13. Default I need help I don't no if my new green terror is a male.

    I bought this fish because I wanted a male so my female green terror can lay eggs.

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