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  1. mummymonkey

    mummymonkey Member 5 Year Member

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    Hoping this is a female borellii?
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    To go with this nice little male:
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    gingerbeer Member 5 Year Member

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    I think you are unlucky - looks like a boy to me...
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    Adoketa Member 5 Year Member

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    Hmm, it does look like a pair to me, but my experience is limited. What characteristics were you looking at, gingerbeer? Care to share your thoughts?
  4. Rod

    Rod Member 5 Year Member

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    IMO
    female top
    male below

    Nice fish!!!!!!!

    Put them together....provide a cave and live food....give them 14 days
    You wont see the female for a couple of days....when you do she will be bright yellow .......then move the male before she kills him unless it's a big tank>2ft
  5. Mike Wise

    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    How large is the top fish? If it's under 3/4"/2cm, then it could be a juvenile male or female. If over 1"/2.5cm then all of the features (low, not sail-like, dorsal fin with dark front spines; rounded tips on the dorsal and anal fins, lack of many metallic blue stripes on the face, more prominent vertical bars on a yellow/gray body) point to it being a female.
  6. mummymonkey

    mummymonkey Member 5 Year Member

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    The top fish is a little under 3cm SL.
  7. gingerbeer

    gingerbeer Member 5 Year Member

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    Two bigger experts han me have said female......

    I think boy due to lack of defined black particularly on the ventrals and too much blue hue throughout the fish.

    One thing for sure - put them together and you will soon findout.
  8. Rod

    Rod Member 5 Year Member

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    Aren't we Lucky male/female apisto's can work out the difference!!
  9. Mike Wise

    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    I'm working on that. Lost 30 lbs (14 kg) in the past 2 years; want to lose another 20(10).:)
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    Bilbo Member 5 Year Member

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    Stop looking, I found it :biggrin:

    Borellii are lovely fish so good luck with what looks to me like a nice pair.
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    Big G New Member 5 Year Member

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    I really hope that the Borelli 'Opal' pair I have ordered turn out as stunning as those! Lovely Fish!

    Enjoy! And I hope it does turn out to be a female!

    Regards
    G!
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    Microman Member 5 Year Member

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    Well done Mike, did the start coincide with your SA trip.... I lost alot last year but have put it back on so i desperately need another month on the Peruvian starvation diet this October.
    Mark....
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    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Yes, Mark, a month of Jungle Soup was a good start.:biggrin: I lost 10 lbs in Peru, then kept working at eating right and being a bit more active.
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    mummymonkey Member 5 Year Member

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    Good on you!

    That is an exellent batch.
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    bigbird Member 5 Year Member

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    Yipie and well done indeed. Are you using builders sand ? just asking because of the colour. cheers jk :cool:
  17. Bilbo

    Bilbo Member 5 Year Member

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    Awsome, well done.
  18. mummymonkey

    mummymonkey Member 5 Year Member

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    I use river sand. I collect it from sand banks on The river Tay near my home.
  19. mummymonkey

    mummymonkey Member 5 Year Member

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    First spawns from the young fish this week. I make that a little over 8 months from egg to egg.