ID and sex on this pike? (Lots of pictures)

kno4te

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Red atabapo 1 but need to see the dorsal up. If it’s got a white lining then it’s a female. If not white lining then a male.
 

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Red atabapo 1 but need to see the dorsal up. If it’s got a white lining then it’s a female. If not white lining then a male.
Cool thanks. If any white at all means female, then that’s what it is. Because there’s white there, albeit very thin and faint, not much at all.

Females get more colorful (brighter red) with this species correct?
 

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Females get the white stripe.
 

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The dorsal for female Atabapo1 are black on top, white in the middle and red on the bottom.

female at 6" TL
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About 9 months later 7-9" TL (fed way too much)
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i've now had it a week and it is far more red since it has gotten comfortable. it puffs out it's fins from time to time and i see no black on the dorsal. so i'm confused.
 

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i've now had it a week and it is far more red since it has gotten comfortable. it puffs out it's fins from time to time and i see no black on the dorsal. so i'm confused.
it's still a young. The young do not have full coloration or patterns of sub-adults or adults.
 
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