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PostSubject: Help Help Help need to sex bn    Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:11 pm

hi i was sold 2 bn's as male and female can anyone help as i have been told they are both male
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PostSubject: this is the male   Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:15 pm


sorry having trouble loading the photos of the other one so i will when my pc decides to work
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PostSubject: Re: Help Help Help need to sex bn    Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:28 pm

well thats a male.

if the other one has bristles then its also a male

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PostSubject: male or female   Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:33 pm

does have bristles but only around the lip and very little ill post photos in morning

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PostSubject: Re: Help Help Help need to sex bn    Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:17 am

Contrary to what some people say I am yet to have a female common or variant with bristle. That have always been males. Usually the larger ones with small bristles are sub male. If you put them with a cave and an actual female the bristles grow quickly

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PostSubject: Re: Help Help Help need to sex bn    Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:17 am

yeah, im with Kfenk, i reckon you have two males

the other way to tell is body shape. Females are more plump and rounded. Males are much more torpedo shaped with straight sides.

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PostSubject: one of them together    Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:36 am


took this when they where floating the male is on the bottom ti is the one on top i need sexing
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PostSubject: Re: Help Help Help need to sex bn    Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:11 am

Hi,they are both male in my opinion.The one on top looks smaller and not as well developed.Are they siblings?
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PostSubject: Re: Help Help Help need to sex bn    Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:31 am

im not sure if they are siblings as i didnt breed them
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PostSubject: Re: Help Help Help need to sex bn    Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:40 am

def two males!!

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PostSubject: Re: Help Help Help need to sex bn    Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:47 am

I feel for you man. And my albino bristlenose was a male after all doug.
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PostSubject: Re: Help Help Help need to sex bn    Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:56 pm

Im not so sure they are both males....

Can you take another pic of the one on top?? as i cannot see any bristles up the nose...unless im going blind again.. Shocked
Also your male seems to have a bent tale aswell not a problem though,.

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PostSubject: have got pics   Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:17 pm

just waiting for photos ok from mods
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PostSubject: more photos to come   Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:24 pm

i do have some close up ones to put on tonight
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PostSubject: Re: Help Help Help need to sex bn    Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:52 pm

I agree with it being a sub dominant male.

The other male does seem to have a bit of a kink starting just after the adipose fin, but it could be just some distortion through the bag scratch.
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PostSubject: kink   Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:57 pm

he does have a kink in his tale
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PostSubject: Re: Help Help Help need to sex bn    Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:34 pm

As Curby said it's not a problem and does not stop him being a healthy fish but ideally you would not use him for breeding due to the risk of it being genetic rather then an injury.
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PostSubject: Re: Help Help Help need to sex bn    Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:49 pm

the kink in the tail is a sign of inbreeding. def dont use him for breeding.

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PostSubject: Re: Help Help Help need to sex bn    Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:59 am

this pic looks pretty female to me....



Also looks just like my female brown rose..



And doug is right about the kink in the tail well 90%

As they can be damaged from about 2cm's as i found out when i used a syphon to remove the young and when got trapped and as a result its tail got bent...but you cant be 100% sure how its happened so i would stick with doug and buy a different male from another source....

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PostSubject: Re: Help Help Help need to sex bn    Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:32 pm

I firmly believe that you have got a couple of males.
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PostSubject: Re: Help Help Help need to sex bn    Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:13 pm

yeah, still going with two males

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PostSubject: Help Help Help need to sex bn   Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:34 pm

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