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Male or female?

Saabmike88

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Hello everyone I tried to take three photos of my three Apisto. Macmasteri. I was wondering if I could get some help identifying if sex!

thank you in advance!!!

if I’m going by what they were sold to me as I would have 1 male and 2 females. The last pictures is of all three of them During a feeding
 

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Saabmike88

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Thank you for your response! That was what I was afraid of! I bought a “pair” the male died so I got another pair hoping it would be 2 females and a male but 2 of them are starting to be beautiful and there fins are flowing so I’m thinking I might have 2 males and 1 female. As of right now everyone’s happy so I guess we’ll see....
 

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I cant believe nobody has responded yet. MacZ.
I'm no help here, sorry. I have real trouble sexing domestic strains. Even Mike sometimes says he is not very helpful with them.

Haha no body likes me. I figured people were turned off because they aren’t wild caught fish
There is a difference between wild type and wild caught. I prefer wild types over domestic strains, but they don't have to be wild caught. Nonetheless, when you walk past the domestic versions all the time you often don't know jack about them.

I dont think that's it, I dont know what it is, the sight doesn't seem to be as active as it use to be.
When I first registered here there was not much going on either. It's not as steady activity as on Fishlore. Typical for specialist forums.
 

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Haha no body likes me. I figured people were turned off because they aren’t wild caught fish

It is not that I do not like you personally. It is that I do not waste my time and band width waiting for 3 MB photos to appear on my screen. If it is larger than, say, 1 MB then the sender should be willing to downsize the photo.
 

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Mike Wise

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First photos definitely show a male based on the extension of the dorsal fin tip. The last one, I cannot say for certain. Does it have a similar but damaged dorsal fin tip?
 

Saabmike88

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I do not think so it’s looked like that since I got it about 3 months ago-ish that one is also much smaller then the other 2
 

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