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Ariel Might Be Male!

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I've noticed my comet Ariel chasing some of my other guys around the tank, bumping them near the tail. I thought it was just aggresion until I noticed breeding stars on her gill flaps! So she's apparently a he. She/he has been paying close attention to my shubunkin, Fuzzy, who may actually be female. Sadly, if they do manage to breed, I do not have a way of keeping the eggs or fry.

Here's a couple of pictures of the possible parents.

Ariel

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e330/br553/Ariel.jpg

Fuzzy

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e330/br553/fuzzy.jpg

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Guest hayden014

thats an unexspected supprise

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theyre both gorgeous and would make lovely parents :) its a shame you cant keep the eggs/ babies:(

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Guest JamieDaniel

I had twins (MaryKate and Ashley) and I got found out Ashley is a male (he has white spots on his gills).Now MaryKate is full of eggs..guess they are going to be parents soon.

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Theyre beauties. Thats too bad that you arent able to raise fry. :(

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Ariel's breeding stars are gone now and Fuzzy isn't being chased around any more.They may have layed eggs a couple of days ago during the night, but I haven't found any eggs or fry in the tank. So my guess is either the eggs were eaten or Fuzzy may not have been ready. It would be nice even if I was only able to get one fry and raise it to maturity. I wonder what it would look like, with a cross between an orange comet and a shubunkin.

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Well, you will have some wonderful fry - a shubunkin is nothing but a calico comet, so they are basically the same breed, just different coloration.

Oh, maybe you wonna rethink Ariel's name to, maybe, Sebastian. If you named him/her after the movie "The little Mermaid"... :lol:

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I definately did name her after "The Little Mermaid" at the suggetion of my sister. It would be hard to rename her especially since I've had her/him for about 2 and a half years. I could keep him with that name if I think of the old Jonny Cash song "The Boy Named Sue"

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Its hard to imagine a fish with such flowy fins being a male!! Well, if they breed those will be some beautiful babies :)

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:lol1 Ha! A boy named Sue!! :rofl

I am THE WORST at naming a fish! If I pick a girlie name IT WILL be a male!

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"A boy named Sue", huh? :rofl3 I love that song. Makes me appreciate my name so much more... :lol:

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