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You have two males, females will have a very bright pink belly even when stressed, that makes them easy to tell apart in store because males will not have this feature.HairyAsHell said:Did my research and got these two GBRs. Although I was not sure if the female (bigger than the male currently) is really a female. The male is chasing her around sometimes (no violence) and sometimes they do this kinda behavior:
Is this courtship behavior or are they both males?
You do not have a female. A female that is in breeding mode is going to have a rounded abdomen from eggs and before that point she will display a pink belly. Neither of you fish are displaying in a breeding manner but a territorial manner that males show. They are not trying to breed and if it has gone to chasing the male chasing is the winner of their territory dispute meaning he will kill the other one because it is in his territory.AdeebMd said:Thanks for the replies everyone. I did look for traits of a male and female when choosing these two. Do note that these are still juvenile and especially the female is not in breeding color. The reason I chose her was because of the speckles on her black dot, which is not really clear from the video. Currently, the female is occasionally chased by the male but sometimes they just hang about together like a couple. So I am a bit undecided whether I should do an exchange with my LFS or just wait and see until the female matures.