Green Terrors Male Or Females

Discussion in 'Advanced Freshwater Aquarium Topics' started by Nikki2577, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. Nikki2577

    Nikki2577Well Known MemberMember

    Anyone know if these are female or males or one of each? I can get a better picture of the smaller one with the orange lines tail fin in the morning. Thank you for your help:)IMG_0397.jpgIMG_0398.jpg
     
  2. Ernest Sacco

    Ernest SaccoWell Known MemberMember

    I'd say that the one on the bottom left is male and the other is female...but it's hard to tell with the fins from that angle
     
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    Nikki2577

    Nikki2577Well Known MemberMember

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    Better photos
     
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  6. Ernest Sacco

    Ernest SaccoWell Known MemberMember

    Yea I stand by my original stance
     
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    Nikki2577

    Nikki2577Well Known MemberMember

    Ok cool thank you very much:)
     
  8. chromedome52

    chromedome52Fishlore VIPMember

    They are both females. Males have a broader, less distinct band on the tail, and usually the same on the dorsal fin. Also, the light vertical bars on either side of the lateral spot are a sign of a female, or a severely stressed male. Those fish do not look stressed at all. Finally, even a relatively small male GT will have a long dorsal with a pointed end. Neither of those fish have that.
     
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    Nikki2577

    Nikki2577Well Known MemberMember

    Oh man that’s not what I wanted to hear:( I was looking for one male at least. Will they still get colorful? I read that the females are very bland but the darker one looks like she will be colorful.
     
  10. chromedome52

    chromedome52Fishlore VIPMember

    Females can be moderately colorful, just not the blow-your-socks-off color of a mature male.
     
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    Nikki2577

    Nikki2577Well Known MemberMember

    Ok thank you very much:)
     
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    Just an update on these two green terrors, the one with the white tips on the fins is a male and the one with the orange is a female:) They have spawned several times producing fry, not very good at it yet though.
     
  13. chromedome52

    chromedome52Fishlore VIPMember

    Interesting, I would have bet that both were female. Just goes to show ya!:oops:
     
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    Nikki2577

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    Lol I was so surprised when they spawned! Like I said they are not good at it at all. The Severum I asked you about has spawn twice the second batch went well and I have a ton of 1” babies swimming around.
     
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