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A. cacatuoides female?

Discussion in 'Identification and Morphology' started by Ruby-House, Jul 4, 2018.

  1. Ruby-House

    Ruby-House New Member

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    Does this fish look like a female? the pair was sold to me as double-red...
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    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Domestic cacatuoides are always hard for me to sex from photos. Females take on many masculine traits. That being said, the top photo looks more female than male, the middle looks more like 2 males, and the bottom looks like a juvenile of unknown sex. If all the same fish, you can see my problem. Size of the fish might help.
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    I actually went to go pick up a second female today from the same place and she looks exactly the same except she has more black on her ventral fins than the first one who only has one fin being black and the other orange. They're both much smaller than the male and have a rounder body shape so i guess they just picked up more male colouring...
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    Here's the new female: IMG_7225.jpg

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