Sex my Festae!

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Yeah, sounds like one of a thousand MFK threads, but really like to know what I have here. Jack, Rock, Norman?? What think you?


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robham7770 replied the topic: Sex my Festae!

Wish I could help, but I bought a mayan thinking it was a festae awhile back. If I can't judge species i certainly cant sex the fish , but that is a beautiful fish, color is awesome!
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Darth Nandopsis replied the topic: Sex my Festae!

The darkened dorsal & red base color = female. Nice fish, BTW. B)

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Rocksor replied the topic: Sex my Festae!

lack of blue spangling in the tail, and dark blue color in the first half of the dorsal .....female

100% festae due to tail spot only in the upper half of the tail
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OUTSTANDING!! I wanted a female, just wasn't sure when I picked it from the group at the store. Thank you, gentlemen. WOOTWOOT!!


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A little late to the party, a great looking female....you need to send her to me I cant find one to save my life, my male going to be getting lonely.
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Sex my Festae!

Thx Norm.. I looked a long time for that. In a 55g which should suffice for a long time, but I have a notion to try her in the 265 when she hits 5-6ins. Understood they call them Red Terrors for a reason, but would be cool if she would fit in.


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Rocksor replied the topic: Sex my Festae!

As long as she doesnt start to lay eggs she sould reach 6" in less than 18 months.
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Rocksor wrote: As long as she doesnt start to lay eggs she sould reach 6" in less than 18 months.

Explain please.. laying eggs when still small/young will delay overall growth?


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DBLN8 replied the topic: Sex my Festae!

Females that start laying/breeding early really slow down in their growth. My female Carpintis is a real slow grower because of this, I separate them from time to time to give her time to grow.
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