Clown pleco male or female?

Discussion in 'Fish, Snail, Worm And Pest ID Help' started by sarah13berry, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. sarah13berry

    sarah13berry New Member Member

    1467145849551.jpg can anyone tell if this is male or female?
     
  2. BlackNotebookTanks

    BlackNotebookTanks Well Known Member Member

    It is very difficult to tell sexes of Pleco in my opinion. Sorry j can't help Maybe Plecomaker can help you?
     
  3. Dave125g

    Dave125g Fishlore Legend Member

    If you look at your clown from above, if you can see the spikes on the side it's a male if no spikes it's a female
     
  4. Plecomaker

    Plecomaker Well Known Member Member

    Looks male, but im not positive.
    Females are rounder around the vent and dont have odontodes i believe.
    again not positive.
     
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    sarah13berry

    sarah13berry New Member Member

    Thanks everyone... I think I have come to the conclusion he might be a she as it's very smooth and have never noticed any spikes down its sides when I have had it out the tank. So I'm wavering more towards a girl
     
  6. Plecomaker

    Plecomaker Well Known Member Member

    Could be, keep in mind that odontodes grow with age, so depending on he/shes age they might not be done developing.
     




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