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Offline Phil_GT

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Male or female?
« on: August 14, 2018, 05:31:17 pm »
Hi there everyone

I bought myself a l144 plec the other day and the keeper said they didn't know the sex as it was too small approx a inch

Now with the power of zoom does this look like a male it has a fair few small bristles on it?

Any idea would be great phil

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    Re: Male or female?
    « Reply #1 on: August 14, 2018, 06:37:43 pm »
    You might have to wait a little longer to be sure, but they look more bristly than my BN female

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    Re: Male or female?
    « Reply #2 on: August 14, 2018, 08:21:16 pm »
    okies

    it seems to have more whiskers than my brown bn plec female has, however this is still a baby presently.

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    Re: Male or female?
    « Reply #3 on: August 14, 2018, 08:32:11 pm »
    Yeah mine was about an 1-1.5inches wheni got her, shes now about 3.5inches (a lil beast) a year and 3 months on. She does have a couple of tiny spikes

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    Re: Male or female?
    « Reply #4 on: August 15, 2018, 07:36:25 am »
    Look out for bristles up the middle of the snout, that's when you can tell it's male. ;)
    Sent from my PC as I still don't understand the the logic for mobile internet usage ;) *grin*
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    Re: Male or female?
    « Reply #5 on: August 15, 2018, 08:37:24 pm »
    how old would you say they need to be for the bristles to show up

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    Re: Male or female?
    « Reply #6 on: August 16, 2018, 07:37:31 am »
    When they're over 2" (not counting tail). :)
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    Re: Male or female?
    « Reply #7 on: August 16, 2018, 09:52:38 pm »
    Okie doke

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    Re: Male or female?
    « Reply #8 on: August 19, 2018, 08:52:50 pm »
    (not counting tail)

    That seems mean - poor little guy worked hard on that tail

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    Re: Male or female?
    « Reply #9 on: August 20, 2018, 08:14:51 am »
     *grin*
    Yes, it's for his/her self-esteem, not ours! ;)
    Sent from my PC as I still don't understand the the logic for mobile internet usage ;) *grin*
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