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Featured Difference between Male and Female Peacock Wrasse

Discussion in 'Help and Advice' started by frosty1980, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. frosty1980

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    Going to pick one of these up this weekend. Read the males have more striking colours than the females, how can you tell if it's male or female? Tried doing a Google search but not much coming back.

    Many thanks.
     
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    Oh.......and I'm colourblind so the obvious answer of it's more colourful wont help lol.
     
  3. Matt@Epo

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    one has a willie and one doesnt

    HTH
     
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    Just read this thread and that's two minutes of my life I can't get back........Oops, hang on.............
     
  5. ged@fishnochips

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    One will go off on one for no apparent reason for about a week every month the other will swim round the tank gracefully
     
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    Took you 2 minutes to read 3 replies you need to read quicker
     
  7. frosty1980

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    So basically your saying choose the one that's not got a Prada bag over it's head?!
     
  8. Matt@Epo

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    if they are a pair you'll be able to see the death in the male's eyes. They will be glazed over and he will be doing all that he can to jump out of the tank. The female will be hidden in the rock because she'll have nothing to wear.

    I think this thread has got some legs :clap:
     
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    If you're colourblind and can't tell the difference between the male and the female in the shop, will it really matter when you get them home what sex they are?

    Joking aside, I think either taking someone with you who isn't colourblind, or just taking the word of the shop assistant is going to be the only way.
     
  10. frosty1980

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    I got it today, no idea if it's Male or Female. LFS didn't know either. Usaually drag the GF with me to pick Coral and Fish because I can't tell the colours. She has to do all my water tests for me too, which she doesn't enjoy.

    Stunning fish though for the 10 seconds I saw it before it burrowed under sand. Still not surfaced after 5 hours?!

    Got a nice Dracula Goby & Randallis shrimp yesterday too :)
     
  11. liam0

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    Easy this one.
     

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    Orrrrrrrrr.............. image.jpg
     
  13. Moneydownthecouch

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    It took a long time getting there :lol:
     
  14. liam0

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    It's the spelling really. Peacock or peavagina
     
  15. Moneydownthecouch

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    Be careful, uncle Matt might be watching.......smiley-sex020
     
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    It's ok I have a pic for him too :)
     
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    Followed by something that can only be explained as a diatoms outbreak.
     
  18. liam0

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    More a cyano outbreak?

    Aqua medic need to upgrade the red slime remover.
     
  19. jrob3rts

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    That's the one lol.
    My bad. You knew what I mean.
     
  20. Moneydownthecouch

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    Do we have to wait until after the watershed ?
     
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