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    Of my 4 juvie E. Y. Labs none of them have black on their ventral side. Does this mean they are all female most likely? They are around 2.5 inches long. I saw some from the same batch that have black on their ventral side. Does this mean anything. The dorsal stripe is there.
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    I really don't think black on the ventral has anything to do with them being male or female.
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    All of my males have black on the ventral fin and the females don't. I personally haven't seen a female with it.
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    That is one possible method of sexing them, the other way to be 100% positive on them is to vent them.
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    From what I have read that can differentiate based on the exact population they are from.
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    what does "vent them" mean???
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    It means you flip the fish over and examine the vent. They all have 2 holes behind the anal fin. On a female the vent and the anus are roughly the same size. On males the anus is the larger of the 2 holes.
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