Cahmasjl

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i was wondering if my Texas is a male or female. Also is my Texas getting a hump on its head or is that a normal head shape. Really wanting a male. Heard the hump is a good sign of male.

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Cahmasjl

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i was wondering if my Texas is a male or female. Also is my Texas getting a hump on its head or is that a normal head shape. Really wanting a male. Heard the hump is a good sign of male.

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I just purchased this fish and it got shipped so it is stressed out just to let you guys know.
 

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I agree with Tolletcar, the profile looks male, although there is quite a bit of dark color in the dorsal that is generally thought to be a female trait.
But your photos are in general, very dark, so some lighter shots would help.
I edited your pic a bit to help bring out details.
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now some herichthys below, I had to compare, 1st a male, note the steep profile like yours, but no dark color in the dorsal (yours could be from the stress of shipping, dark colors can be stress related)

Now a female, with a typically more torpedo like profile, but dark color in the dorsal
 
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Cahmasjl

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I agree with Tolletcar, the profile looks male, although there is quite a bit of dark color in the dorsal that is generally thought to be a female trait.
But your photos are in general, very dark, so some lighter shots would help.
I edited your pic a bit to help bring out details.
View attachment 1326987
now some herichthys below, I had to compare, 1st a male, note the steep profile like yours, but no dark color in the dorsal (yours could be from the stress of shipping, dark colors can be stress related)

Now a female, with a typically more torpedo like profile, but dark color in the dorsal
I’ll try and get a better picture soon so I can hopefully say it was the stress that made him look dark
 

Cahmasjl

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I agree with Tolletcar, the profile looks male, although there is quite a bit of dark color in the dorsal that is generally thought to be a female trait.
But your photos are in general, very dark, so some lighter shots would help.
I edited your pic a bit to help bring out details.
View attachment 1326987
now some herichthys below, I had to compare, 1st a male, note the steep profile like yours, but no dark color in the dorsal (yours could be from the stress of shipping, dark colors can be stress related)

Now a female, with a typically more torpedo like profile, but dark color in the dorsal
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The bit of darkness in the dorsal does not seem significant enough to warrant thinking its female IMO, especially with the steep profile.
Here is another shot of a male, displaying dominance, and preparing to start courting a female.
 
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