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I'm pretty sure this is a female, but I was not sure since there is a fair amount of blue flash on the lips and gill plates. There's not much yellow, however, and no yellow strip on the head. The fish is about 6" long and is pretty dominant in its current environment. Do you think this is a male or female venustus?





 

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The blue in the face, and the squared off anal fin suggest a male. Strange that it wouldn't have coloured up by now though.
 

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The blue on the face is confusing.
Have you tried catching the fish and venting him / her.
 

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Haven't tried venting - not even sure how. Right now the fish is in a holding tank, so it'd be pretty easy to catch.
 

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Male all the way :thumb:
 

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I also would wonder why this fish has not coloured up more if really a 6" male. The blue could be exaggerated by the camera flash.
 
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