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    Default GBR: Male or Female?


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    I bought a new GBR recently and wanted to know if it is male or female.

    I currently have a female in the tank. Both were bought from the same store. I bought one Thursday, then had non-buyer's regret and went back to buy the other on Friday. When the new fish joined the female in the tank, she acted very excited and put on a display as if they were previously a mated pair and had been re-united. However, now that "he" has colored up, "he" has a pink tint. As for the fins, its hard to tell but they often look rounded and not pointed. What do you guys think? Here's the best picture I could get of the fish before I added to the tank.



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    It does look like a female from that picture. Welcome to the A.C.
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    Yep, definitely looks female. It has a pink belly and a noticeable vent.
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    To young IMO - the front dorsal hasnt grown yet and should grow im with the front black part taller than the total fin if its a male - if not, its a female. You will know in a month or two.
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    Based on the pink belly I'd say most likely a female. But just keep and eye on it

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