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Please help sex my green terror.

Postby T.Jones » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:07 am

Hi guys, I recently purchased a little green terror (promised to be a male) but I am having trouble trying to determine the sex of it. It is quite a weird looking one which looks to have a slightly bent tail, it probably should have been a cull. I had it ordered in to my very small lfs and was told it was definitely a male. It was very small at this stage at about an inch long. I got it for next to nothing so I just agreed to take it home.

Can someone please have a go at predicting the sex of this fish.
P.s I don’t plan to ever breed this fish it is just more of a curiosity thing.
Thanks.

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Re: Please help sex my green terror.

Postby T.Jones » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:09 am

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Re: Please help sex my green terror.

Postby wryan » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:12 pm

Looks to be male to me.
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Re: Please help sex my green terror.

Postby T.Jones » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:00 pm

Awesome thanks for having a look wryan. I was leaning towards male but was worried that there isn’t much of a head bump yet and the pattern on the dorsal fin is very faint. I’ll keep watching him grow and see how he turns out.
Thanks.
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Re: Please help sex my green terror.

Postby wryan » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:24 pm

T.Jones wrote:Awesome thanks for having a look wryan. I was leaning towards male but was worried that there isn’t much of a head bump yet and the pattern on the dorsal fin is very faint. I’ll keep watching him grow and see how he turns out.
Thanks.


Pro tip ( :D )

The rear tip of the dorsal fin will be pointed on males, whereas on females it is rounded.

And FWIW, also true for at least some African cichlids.
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Re: Please help sex my green terror.

Postby Toms45hd » Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:21 am

Female
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Re: Please help sex my green terror.

Postby T.Jones » Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:39 am

Toms45hd wrote:Female


What makes you say this? I’ve been on the fence for quite some time about it. I think I’m just going to have to catch it and vent it. Is venting easy on green terrors?
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Re: Please help sex my green terror.

Postby Toms45hd » Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:29 pm

Dorsal and annul fin don’t reach the end of the tail. Males fins reach or go past tail.
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