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Charachteristics of genders

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In south and central American cichlids dorsal's tend to be longer and they are easily vented. Are goldfish on the same track? Are there any obvious visible features distinguishing genders? Are they vented the same way?

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On male goldfish, they have thicker pectoral fins and they will get tubercles, also known as breeding stars on their gill plates and the rays of their fins as well as even on the body sometimes. Their vents are concave. On females, they have thin pectorals and their vents convex.

 

 

EDIT: Corrections

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Mikey, it's actually the opposite with the vents. Females have theirs protruding outwards (convex), while the males have theirs going inwards (concave).

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Mikey, it's actually the opposite with the vents. Females have theirs protruding outwards (convex), while the males have theirs going inwards (concave).

Thats what I thought but was not 100% sure on that.

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Mikey, it's actually the opposite with the vents. Females have theirs protruding outwards (convex), while the males have theirs going inwards (concave).

Crap! My bad :doh11::donthit:

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Excellent, thank you. Seems relatively similar. Thanks for the quick reply as well

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Also keep your eye out for breeding behaviour as well. That's usually a teller. Males tend to chase females and sort of put their face between the females caudal fins (I know, very gentlemanly :lol)

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