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Matthew Hoffman
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PostPosted: 2010.11.01(Mon)6:38    Post subject: A little bit of trivia Reply with quote

How do you tell the gender of a swordtail, without using the sword, anal fin, dorsal fin, gravel spot, or how fat/whether or not it is has a roundish body shape?
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PostPosted: 2010.11.01(Mon)6:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wait a month and see if it has babies, provided it was with males at some time and is old enough.
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PostPosted: 2010.11.01(Mon)6:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

now try in under 1 minute.
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PostPosted: 2010.11.01(Mon)7:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

This also works with platies.
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PostPosted: 2010.11.01(Mon)10:41    Post subject: Re: A little bit of trivia Reply with quote

Matthew Hoffman wrote:
How do you tell the gender of a swordtail, without using the sword, anal fin, dorsal fin, gravel spot, or how fat/whether or not it is has a roundish body shape?

Just to let you know, it is called a "gravid" spot.
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PostPosted: 2010.11.01(Mon)10:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ummmm... With all those ways to sex it, why would you need a different one? Razz Laughing
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PostPosted: 2010.11.02(Tue)4:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Just to let you know, it is called a "gravid" spot.

I know I just get a little mixed up because one of my fish book has it in there wrong.


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Ummmm... With all those ways to sex it, why would you need a different one? Razz Laughing

You do not need one, but there is one.
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PostPosted: 2010.11.02(Tue)7:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

I could always look at a DNA swab.
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PostPosted: 2010.11.02(Tue)7:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

The majority of people do not have that resource, so please try something that everybody can do(with the exception of blind people).
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PostPosted: 2010.11.02(Tue)7:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

By the way it is really easy to spot with the naked eye.
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