flowerhorn

Vitaliy

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Black dots on dorsal Fin
Accuracy: Low
Reason: With more new breeds coming out each day, it is impossible.

Body shape / size
Accuracy: Low
Reason: Lack of nutrition / fight for food may results in smaller size Flower Horn.

Colouration
Accuracy: Low
Reason: Each specie varies.

Fin
Accuracy: Low
Reason: Each specie varies.

Stripes
Accuracy: Medium
Reason: May signify disease or frightenend.

Venting
Accurary: High
Reason: Male and female will have different anus appearance. Applicable to 4 months or older.
V shaped anus indicates a Male.
U shaped anus indicates a Female.
 

Peanut_Power

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hump is moderate...some females get it as well. U shape female, V shape male...lol..nice. If they are 'happy' the males will be point, the females will be blunt/rounded...:p
 

MightyRae

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The vent is the only true way to tell. Another obvious one is if it lays eggs...Some flowerhorns reach sexual maturity at a very young age (less than a year) so if yours is young its a possibility but as mentioned the only way to tell beyond that is to check the vent.
 
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