Tips on sexing plecos

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I'm pretty sure the long finned can be sexed as the regulars?
if so, the fems will be chunky (sorry girls) with very little to no bristles..males the opposite...its like they need to shave and have six pack abs ;D
 

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Shawnie said:
I'm pretty sure the long finned can be sexed as the regulars?
if so, the fems will be chunky (sorry girls) with very little to no bristles..males the opposite...its like they need to shave and have six pack abs ;D
Yep, agree with Shawnie. Ouch! Shaving those bristles? I don't think you could have come up with a more painful idea! ;D
 

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not sure age, because my breeders were given to me...so not sure how old they were....but by 3-4 inches , my male has some major mustache going on LOL
got any pics?
 
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Shawnie said:
not sure age, because my breeders were given to me...so not sure how old they were....but by 3-4 inches , my male has some major mustache going on LOL
got any pics?
I have one pic but its not very good. I'll have pics later today (when there not hiding lol) though
 

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Usually about two inches(remember not to count the fins) you can get an idea of who's who
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Thanks Shawnie

I have another one but I can get pics really.

I'm hoping the other ones a male though
 

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From what I've learned the male will have a red area on the head like between the eyes but back a little. Like behind the eye area. you should be able to see this on him when he's mature.
 

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