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    Default Cacatuoides : pair or 2 females?


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    I am in a bit of a dilemma here. I was sold 2 females cacatuoides, they were both small though one was bigger than the other, and they were bright yellow at the time, one had a jet black line on each sides with the black line on the eyes, the other had a jet black spot on each side.
    Now, they have grown, but I started having doubts about one of them. The size of the dorsal fin of the bigger one got me perplexed, and reminded me of a male one. At one point they were in the same spot under an ornament, and they were both flicking their tales at each other. I got on youtube and found a video about two females fighting for the same spot, which looked like the behaviour I was observing from my fishes. At one point they had a good fight just outside the same spot, and the smaller one seemed to have won.
    Now she is not there anymore, and when the small one come out, if the bigger one spot her, he/she seem to chase her away until the small one go and hide.
    I had a pair of them before, but when the male was going near the female, he was bending his tail in anticipation, then was flicking at the female, but the female never flicked her tale back, she adopted a submmissive position by presenting her side to him, then scarper.
    As well, the bigger one is as grumpy as my first male, and can pick on any fish going too near, if he/she decides so.
    Now, the plan was to buy 2 females, then introduce a male at a later date, but now I don't know whether I need to buy a male or a female.
    So, are they 2 females with one of them dominant/butch or are they male and female?LATEST 117.jpg
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    I haven't a clue, maybe this will help?

    http://www.aquaticquotient.com/forum...ma-cacatuoides
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    I should have posted this one in the Dwarf Cichlid section. I saw south american cichlid and I thought that was it
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    I can move it there for you, if you wish
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    is the pic you posted of the 2 you have? It actually looks like 2 males...

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    Yes, they are the two I have got. And maybe it would be a good idea to move the thread in the appropriate forum? Do males get very yellow when they are young? I know they could never stand each other since I got them.
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    Thanks Slaphppy7
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    Anytime.....
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    the one on the right does looks to be male from the length of the dorsal rays.. Can't really tell to much from the other maybe get a couple more shots of the fins extended if possible

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    When I had Cacas only the males got this big. Females were smaller and less colored than males.
    No Cory, No Glory !!

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