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Hi Experts,

I have a pair of red spotted severums. Its hard to find weather its a male or female with their current size. Experts help me with ur guess whether its a male or female. Only 2 weeks back i housed them in a new tank. Thanks in advance for ur valuable suggestions...

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That's what I know of as well.
males have a colorful series of striations surrounding their mouth, forehead, cheeks ..... females are more unifirmly colored in that area
That's what I'm basing mine below on.

my male


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I would say both male, but given the possibly hybrid nature of that strain, it's hard to be certain. I can't say that I've seen any photos of what I would expect females to look like, and I've yet to hear of a successful breeding within the strain.
 

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I watched the pictures and saw that both have the typical markings for males, but then I get a bit uncertain due to that they are a colormorph that might affect this.

I googled abit and it turns out that the red spotted hero has markings on the face no matter of sex. I guess then you need to go for how elongated the fins are and overall size.
 

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Hi riceburner your severum and gravel/sand looking awesome. can u post me some pics preferably fully tank snaps and items present inside the tank. Thanks again...

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It has been yrs. since I kept and bred green severum - but if my ancient experience memory saerves me correctly :? males of the same age as females generally had noticeably more elongated trailing filaments on their dorsal, anal, and pectoral fins. Based on this my first reaction was that your #1 was a male and #2 female (definitely more rounded fins from what I saw in pictures). Time will tell :popcorn:
 
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