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bubba123
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the dinamic trios ( 2 baby orandas
« on: September 15, 2010, 10:28:14 PM »

hi just letting yall know bubba stop bulling and is very nice.i foud out that my medium sized orandas is male but the two baby oranda i don't know. i saw online if there vent goes in it's a male?? is there any way to tell the sexes .espcally the two mores punch baby size and swettie ? chopmperes is new so far hes checking me out by chaseing me and kissing me .chompers is a baby oranda orange with white spots.chompers and punch are the ones are buddies becausde they love to play
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Nossie
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Re: the dinamic trios ( 2 baby orandas
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2010, 06:07:31 AM »

There are topics about this already.
But yes, the differences between the goldfish genders can be noted by looking at the shape of the vent, males have an oval shape, while females have it rounder and slightly convex.
Another way to see whether they're males/females is to look at the gill covers. If they're completely smooth it's a female, while males develop little white dots on their gill covers and on the first ray on their pectoral fins.

You shouldn't even try looking at fish younger than a year, so leave the baby orandas alone. Because it's first of all, very hard to notice on them, and second of all, you need experience to see it in the first place.
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