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I recently bought a BEAUTIFUL pair of nics from the local Aquazoo

I know I have a male and female, but I'm a little puzzled, from the websites I've looked at, they've said the male in the less colorful one, with long fins and a small forehead "Bump" and the female is brilliantly colored with round fins...

Well that's not the case in my pair =]

My colorful nic has long pointed fins with a forehead "Bump" and my grey is smaller with completely rounded fins... All the opposite of what I see everywhere...

Anyone care to shed some light on this matter? Does the internet have it backwards?
Here's a link to a pic on the internet, where they look opposite of mine:

http://animal-world.com/encyclo/fresh/c ... icarag.php

Here's pics of my pair =] You compare :D







Any help is appreciated greatly! =]
 

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First pic is definitely the female. Male (last pic) looks to be pretty young still. They look like the online pics to me.
 

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Males should more than likely lose that horizontal stripe and be left with a splotch in the middle, beyond that the male will end up with a cross-hatched pattern of black on most of his body... I agree the first picture looks to be female and the las picture the young male is in front...
 
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