Male or female

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by musserump09, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. musserump09Well Known MemberMember

    Wife and I cant figure it out. image

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  2. PlatyloverFishlore VIPMember

    If your talking about the orange one, then I'd say male. But the photo makes it a little difficult. I'd fast for a day and feed them a pea, because it looks slightly bloated for a male.

  3. FallenOwlWell Known MemberMember

    If your talking about the one in the middle (orange) then I would say male, but a better picture would help too

  4. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    Can you get a more in focus pic of the anal fin? Looks male, but a clearer pic would allow us to confirm.

    If the anal fin is rounded, it's a female; if it's pointed, it's a male.
  5. Five 97Well Known MemberMember

    All three are males.... most likely.

    like texasdomer said though, if the anal fin is fanned out (triangular) it's a female, if it's pointy and shriveled up it's a male...
    more pictures of the anal fin would help.
  6. musserump09Well Known MemberMember

    Im trying my best to upload a picture but he or she wont stay still. Other males I know for sure. They chase this one around all the time. I have feed him or her peas and notice the decreased stomach. Their is a dark spot but now its hard to see since there is a fin hanging out like the other males have.
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  10. Tanaya35New MemberMember

    Are those guppies? If they are, that orange one is a female and it looks like she is having babies. They have live births
  11. Tanaya35New MemberMember

    Take a good look around the bottom of your tank and look for teeny tiny baby fish. They like to drop to the bottom while their yolk sac is still full then they will swim and hide somewhere
  12. musserump09Well Known MemberMember

    my wife thinks its a she. I think its a male. we bought 5 from Walmart and it says assorted guppies. lost one to swim bladder. I'm going to feed peas. but this guppy has me wondering considering the behavior. which I have read can be aggressive if not in big enough groups.
  13. Sarah73Fishlore VIPMember

    It looks like a male still. Here's the problem. You said the orange one has a gravid spot right? Only females have that. I am thinking because since guppies can also be male and female I think that's what you have. It's a he and a she. They do this in the wild if their isn't enough males around.
  14. musserump09Well Known MemberMember

    I just noticed waste coming out. Below the fin. Its gotta be a man...
  15. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    Guppies aren't hermaphroditic unless it's a mutation.

    From the video it's hard to tell, but I still think it's a male - anal fin looks pointed. False gravid spots are seen in males of other livebearing species - maybe that's what this one has, or you're mistaking something else for a gravid spot.
  16. ZedNew MemberMember

    looks like a male guppy the blue one too
  17. Five 97Well Known MemberMember

    It's definitely a male....
  18. Sarah73Fishlore VIPMember

    Yea true. It is very hard to see if their are any gravid spots. I still think it's a male though.
  19. musserump09Well Known MemberMember

    Thanks guys for helping. His anal fin was not present but after a month it looks like he is growing. Stomach has gone down.

    This might be a silly question. Males that look kinda like females do they confuse the other guppies into thinking he was a she?
  20. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    They should always have anal fins. Juvie males and juvie/adult females have rounded anal fins. Mature males have a pointed one.

    Guppies know the sexes of each other, even if they're too young for us to tell.

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