Sex ID please

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  1. Dillan

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    Is this a pair of 3 Spot Angels , bottom fish has a black strip on anal fin?

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    Nah. Don't think there are any noticeable differences between male and female. Most likely just slightly different sizes and thus colouration.
     
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    Lord_Blackadder - please confirm - but w.r.t angels it is sometimes really difficult in determining the sex of the fish, right?
     
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    the size of the two is not very diff yet the black on the lower fin of the second pic (sorry they are shy for photos) is very dark.
    I tried to read up about them but cant find any indication as to sexing?

    Maybe 2 diff fish?
     
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    Recon i need better pics for @Mc
     
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    Its hard to sex angels.
    They say there is some time a bit of a colour difference like Lord blackadder said, but not really noticable.
     
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    Could be a regional variation or stress colours. A. trimaculatus usually starts off without the black edge when very small. A. xanthopunctatus has the black edge when small, but usually a much larger eye spot. Will need a better pic (preferably with a size reference) to be sure. Very much more likely to both be A. trimaculatus though.
     
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    Oky Doky as per lord blackadder i have to leave work early to get him some pics of my fish, :peroni:afternoon off
     
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    Yep. All of the larger ones I've seen don't have it.
     
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    @Lord blackadder
    You must look at the database sometime and tell me if you see any problems.
    You know a lot more than I do about fish.
    Specially with the butterflies and there temperatures.
     
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    Alrighty, will check it out. Like the format, by the way.
     
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    left one 50mm right one 35mm

    Better?
     
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    Im sure thats A. trimaculatus.
    You will have to wait untill they are older to have an idea if they are different sexes.
    The difference in colour and size is probably due to the age difference.
    They may start to get aggressive toward each other.
     
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    Agreed, definitely A. trimaculatus.
     
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    Stop complaining.:p
     
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    :peroni:sorry cint read that orrr tipe eny mor bean home to looong:peroni:
     
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    Thanks Mc and Lord
     
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