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Old 04-11-2016, 01:07 AM   #1
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Wondering if anyone can help sex these two apistos. Let's call one with orange A and other B.

So A likes to come out and about but B will chase A and cause it to go into hiding. Both top fins have some high points I will upload some more pictures. Soon
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How big are those cacatuoides?

Usually females are bright yellow and have less aggressive fins. From the photos, I see two very young males. :P
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Looks like a pair, body shapes are different, also dorsal fins would be more pronounced in the male. I'm hoping they do look like a pair. These are nice fish BTW!!!

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My initial thought was male but I don't have a ton of experience sexing apistos. Give them a few months to grow and it should be very clear
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Thanks guys here's a photo I was lucky to get a pic of them doing what they do where one chases and other kinda shows belly and submits and runs away.

thanks you everyone appreciate the help. These are my first apistos
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So did ya sex em ?

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nothing official yet been asking around alot. been getting diffrent answers. Most common and perfect solution has been let them grown and do there thing im guessing they are both 1.5' maybe a bit more right now.
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2 males.
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2 males.
i appreciate ur help and honestly agree but i hope we are wrong haha
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