Educated Gender Guesses Please!

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Well some things are going on in my tank. I would like some educated guesses on the genders of my Oscars. In other words....a whole lot of shaking is going on!

I've tried and tried to get pics, but I just did a water change and everything is so small!

All this started a few hours ago.

Albino (peaches)- He's got his junk out. His is a small point, a thorn...a tiny shark fin. He was clearing a spot. So I put in a huge flat slab and he is fond of it. He is "pursuing" the tiger. Flaring, vibrating, mouth locking...the whole she bang. I think he's a male. Based on this description would you agree?

Tiger (o'ren)- nothing is out, BUT... She has a little o and a big O....oO. I believe she is female. Is this right?

They are getting a long fine...does that mean they are a pair?

I'm not interested in breeding. I just think it's cool to know the gender.
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Jonathan replied the topic: Educated Gender Guesses Please!

Everything I've read would suggest that sexing the Oscar is remarkably difficult :( and I've looked into it myself. Even for the experts can't tell at a glance unless they start laying eggs or are sliced open.

We've got an article here - ofl

[EDIT]It does mention you're unlikely to see any male organs[/EDIT]

Definitely cool to know the gender. I just like to assume mine is a male 'cos he's a badass.
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Educated Gender Guesses Please!

Best I can offer is that you dont have 2 males. Even watching my big pair lay eggs and seeing the female fan them and the male guard them, both fish's tubes and other "junk" looked very similar to me.


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purplecandle replied the topic: Educated Gender Guesses Please!

I used this pic, by rocksor in this thread to determine that my tiger is a female...it was actually very easy that night!

www.oscarfishlover.com/forum/42-oscar-breeding/301734-is-my-male-really-a-female


oo - male

oO- female

My other guy, I am sure he is a guy. I dug through this forum for hours reading topics on this subject!

It's just neat to know, that I can say, "I Probably (most likely) have a male and a female Oscar!"
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purplecandle replied the topic: Educated Gender Guesses Please!

MYSTERY SOLVED! :)

My tiger just laid eggs, and my lutino's lips are beat to hell. God I hope they eat the eggs!
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jmunroe replied the topic: Re:Educated Gender Guesses Please!

One is a female for sure then. If the other is a male and they end up fertilized your going to have a lot of oscars on your hands.

Go do a water change - the solution to pollution is dilution.
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Re:Educated Gender Guesses Please!

LOL, my big Sailfin plec took care of all my pair's eggs the first night. Bout time he did something useful!


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purplecandle replied the topic: Educated Gender Guesses Please!

Well the Oscars are bruised up but have healed nicely. They have not eaten the eggs. Which sucks. I'm gonna vacuum them out. It's funny. So many people try to breed Oscars and fail miserably and I have a tank full of beautifully tan uneaten eggs. They are actually very good parents.

It was cool seeing their dances and doodles. And it's really cool to know gender and that they will breed. Increases the value, not that I would ever sell them.
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Educated Gender Guesses Please!

If my plec hadnt cleaned them out. I was gonna vac them up as well. What the hell is a person gonna do with a horde of baby Oscars?


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"What the hell is a person gonna do with a horde of baby Oscars? "

Jag/Dovii food ?? :evil:

THOSE WHO REFUSE KNOWLEDGE ARE DOOMED TO FAIL.

WATER CHANGES ARE THE LIFEBLOOD OF THIS HOBBY. IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE SO OR SIMPLY DON'T FEEL LIKE DOING THEM, RE-HOME YOUR FISH, SELL YOUR AQUARIUM & FIND ANOTHER HOBBY, AS YOU WILL FAIL UTTERLY, COMPLETELY, & MISERABLY.
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