My Blood Parrot

philip884551

This is my 2 yr old blood parrot can anyone take a good guess if it's a male or female?
 

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GoldComets

Do you think you can get some closer up shots of the vent?

During breeding season, a males vent will show up, so that could be an indicator of it being male. It will be more of a pointy shape, while a female’s is more flat. The females will also have rounder fins than males, but you can’t really trust that method because there are some females with pointy fins as well. Are there any other blood parrots in there? if it were a male it could show breeding habits by chasing (during breeding season though). So it is kind of hard to sex a fix without it being breeding season.
 

philip884551

No its just him in the tank but I've notice his vent is sticking out more than normal and it's kind of pointy towards his analfin and he seems to be puching the queen clown loach more than normal I actually saw him sucking up sand and spitting it out of his cave other day aswell which was a first I try and get some closer shots of his vent tomorrow
 

Sassonic

I thought when the tube sticks out it's a female. Also, be careful with putting the fork in the tank, my cichlids sometimes charge my spoon and slam into it as I'm about to pour food at the surface, so a fork could injure them.
 

philip884551

I thought when the tube sticks out it's a female. Also, be careful with putting the fork in the tank, my cichlids sometimes charge my spoon and slam into it as I'm about to pour food at the surface, so a fork could injure them.
He's never gone for the fork but I'll keep an eye out if he does start doing it
 

philip884551

Do you think you can get some closer up shots of the vent?

During breeding season, a males vent will show up, so that could be an indicator of it being male. It will be more of a pointy shape, while a female’s is more flat. The females will also have rounder fins than males, but you can’t really trust that method because there are some females with pointy fins as well. Are there any other blood parrots in there? if it were a male it could show breeding habits by chasing (during breeding season though). So it is kind of hard to sex a fix without it being breeding season.
 

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philip884551

Got a new phone today with a better camera he has what looks like a little point on his vent
 

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