Need help sexing my boesemanis

  1. g

    gschra11 New Member Member

    Howdy folks,

    Common problem, I think, for fishkeepers: I can't tell if I have male or female boesemanis. Seems if the males are by themselves they don't color up, making them look somewhat like females, but the females themselves are very closely colored to "dull" males.

    Apologies for the bad pictures... the camera phone is call I have. What do you think? They don't have a "hump," I've not seen them flash, and their front ends are more gray than blue, but they do have some semblance of vertical bars on them and not much, if any, of a horizontal stripe. So I'm just confused.

    Please let me know your thoughts. I'm going to the pet store this week to add a few more fish and I want to get two more Boesemanis, but I want to make sure I keep the sexes even. It's a rainbow tank.


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  2. Jaysee

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    Are there 5 fish?
  3. OP

    gschra11 New Member Member

    No, 5 pictures of the same fish.
  4. Jaysee

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    It's most likely a female.
  5. pirahnah3

    pirahnah3 Fishlore VIP Member

    kinda looks like a female but I can't tell for sure.
  6. Jaysee

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    I have one just like it.