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i have 2 yellow labs....i just noticed one has egg spots on the anal fin and the other one doesnt which is larger than the one that does.....can i assume i have a male and female or no?
 

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i have 2 yellow labs....i just noticed one has egg spots on the anal fin and the other one doesnt which is larger than the one that does.....can i assume i have a male and female or no?
I agree with kevin, size and egg spots don't improve your chances of a male more than 50:50. :thumb:
 

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venting is pretty easy, my lfs showed me how and it was easier than i expected. i wasnt sure i wanted to pick mine up with my hands but if your gentle and some what calm about it the fish dont seem to mind much
 

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The process of venting is easy, determining what you are looking at is another story.
 

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Its best to look at a known male and female before trying to vent unknown fish. Not sure if you have more fish but i learnt what to look for with saulosi. Just picked my dominate male and a female who had held. Also a 30x mag helps alot.
 

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Ironically, my females tended to have egg spots more often than the males I had. So, don't depend on that. Sorry, but there's no real easy way (I don't think venting is easy--I get worried I'll injure my fish by picking them up). You just have to be gentle. Or you can do what I did, and wait to see who ends up holding (though you can't assume the ones who don't are males--they might just be more stubborn towards the male).
 

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lovely pic Riceburner...
 
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