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Can Venustus females have blue face or is it only males? My blue face venustus is doing the mating dance with my male fusco. Now I'm totally confused.
 

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Not sure about blue on the females, but the circles that look like the mating dance can also be aggression between two males. Usually it goes faster when it is aggression and slower when it is spawning.
 

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Males do it too. I bought 2 venustus juvies early last year. They are both about 6" now and neither has blue or yellow. Earlier this week I picked up a male from the LFS, about 4.5" and he has blue in his face and yellow on his shoulders already. I'm about 98% females don't show any color blue or yellow.
 

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Girls show yellow/gold along their bottom half and in their tail fin. They do not get blue faced or yellow blaze.
 

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I wouldn't know, so if Fox says so then listen to him :thumb:

You can see both of my first 2 here; whom I presume are females.

 
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