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Hi all. New to the forum and i'm hoping someone can sex my L201 hypancistrus. I'm hoping they're a pair.
|Posted 14-Jul-2010 20:29|
It looks like you've got two females. They are both have a fairly female body shape (fatter than males) and neither show any signs of growing odontodes (small spines) on the cheeks that are characteristic of males.
The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian.
|Posted 16-Jul-2010 15:11|
Thanks. Yes they are both plump and so resemble females but the one on the right has quite a bit of odontodal growth on the leading edges of pectorals whereas the fish on the left does not, which is why i thought they may possibly be a pair.
I will be getting some more to build up a colony soon, so i will get maybe 1 or 2 definate males.
|Posted 18-Jul-2010 22:18|
Hey, it's steve.
C'mon man, I thought you knew how to sex your plecs.
|Posted 21-Jul-2010 19:59|
Also, let it be known that 201s are pretty hairy in general, so don't let those bearded females fool you.
|Posted 21-Jul-2010 20:00|
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