sexing my angels

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I have been trying to figure this out for almost a year. Got these guys when they were about the size of a nickel from a local breeder. I was hoping to have a breeding pair one day, but I'm certain I do not, which is fine for right now. Can anyone help me out?

Best shot I could get of the 2 together.

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Big-Ken replied the topic: Re: sexing my angels

Angelfish are very hard to sex unless you see them laying or have there tubes down, just from looking at them the only one I can give a guess to is the marble could be a male due to the small hump on his head but that's not a stead fast rule
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Darth Nandopsis replied the topic: Re: sexing my angels

Male angels will get a nuchal hump, longer ventral, dorsal, & anal fins, & will usually get long filaments top & bottom on the caudal fin. They are also "beefier" than females of the same age.

You can also sex them by looking at them from a side profile; look at them from the bottom of the gill plate down through the anal fin: females will be more or less straight, while males will curve a wee bit. It's slight, but definitely noticeable. My opinion is 2 males, but a decent length video will be more helpful & help me to positively ID

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BlueMoonJay replied the topic: Re: sexing my angels

Yeah, I kind of figured I had 2 males, but I was hoping I had a pair. Either way is fine by me. I enjoy watching them swim with the others. I don't know about the video, but I can/will try for a better pic side by side.
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