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Question About Breeding Stars


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I 'm confused. Is it true that males of breeding age will aslo have a line of pimples/stars on the first spine of the dorsal and pectoral? I noticed Anette's Belly fish (confirmed female) has those. My males have them there but not my females. Then I have seen another of Anette's fish (Gullet) had breeding stars at one point on the gill covers and she was a she :hmm

If a fish is in breeding mode (male or female) is it possible to see stars anywhere? An excess of hormones or something?

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Almost all my fish has those spots on the dorsal fin.

My males have BIIG pimples on their gill covers and the first ray of pectoral fins.

And yes, I have seen breeding stars on females too...

Maybe it is because my fish are a bit weird, like their mommy... :rofl

But I know they are females because they get chased and there are eggs in the tank!

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Another thing to look for on the pectoral fins with males is the very first ray is alot thicker than on females. This *usually* goes with the white dots. It's very obvious with bigger fish. Here's the best photo I could dig up in my collection--had a different one floating in my memory-computer doesn't have it though.

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