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Azkhaeracan
Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 11:11 am Reply with quote
A. citrinellum Joined: 24 Feb 2006 Posts: 36 Location: Finland
Hello! I thought my young midas was male, but now I'm wondering if it would be female? It's about 20cm tailfin including... The hump is growing, BUT it does that very slowly! And the fish's growing speed isn't that fast as before.





and the pic of it's genital papilla:
http://kuvablogi.com/nayta/iso/img43243.jpg

Thank you! Smile

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daint2003
Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 2:32 pm Reply with quote
Advice Team Joined: 12 Nov 2005 Posts: 61 Location: Saigon, Vietnam
It is a male Midas
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sebastian
Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 4:39 pm Reply with quote
Advice Team Joined: 18 Oct 2005 Posts: 308 Location: POLAND
gorgeus it is the most beautyfull male barred midas i had ever seen the pictures are also great ,don't worry about the growing it is always slower when the fish is older and if it devolope hump it is 100 % midas male females doesn't develope humps at that size

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warren4066
Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 7:28 pm Reply with quote
A. citrinellum Joined: 06 Jan 2006 Posts: 29 Location: michigan
it is male, males would be more pointy and female will more round. very nice barred midas...i'd say he's ready to mate, get him a female. growth rate varies on quality of water, food, etc. The hump will come and go depending on water quality as well, also i'm sure you will notice the hump getting larger when your barred midas is more confident.
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TenaciousTankBuster
Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 7:49 pm Reply with quote
A. lyonsi Joined: 14 Feb 2006 Posts: 154 Location: Los Angeles, California
Nice looking fish man. Is he from Rapps? If so, then I'm sold.
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Azkhaeracan
Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 9:22 pm Reply with quote
A. citrinellum Joined: 24 Feb 2006 Posts: 36 Location: Finland
Thanks, guys! Very Happy

TenaciousTankBuster wrote:
Nice looking fish man. Is he from Rapps? If so, then I'm sold.


Yes, it's my favourite fish!

Actually I'm not sure where it is from... I found it at local fishstore and the clerk said that it came from a customer. I've no idea where did the customer get that fish in here... We live in Finland and my fish is the first barred midas i've ever seen here! Other colorations(peach, white, etc) are very common here, but not barred. I think it's maybe from Germany or Sweden... Has Jeff ever sold fry for Europe? If so, that's nice to hear, but the shipment may cost very much! Cool

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boxhitter
Posted: Fri May 12, 2006 3:02 am Reply with quote
A. labiatus Joined: 18 Nov 2005 Posts: 69
can you get a picture of the vent and the dorcal fin I cant tell for sure to dark
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Azkhaeracan
Posted: Sat May 13, 2006 8:42 pm Reply with quote
A. citrinellum Joined: 24 Feb 2006 Posts: 36 Location: Finland
Okay! I'll try to photograph them. I'll put it here later! Smile

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-Alix-
Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 1:06 pm Reply with quote
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I think (as I've probably said on another forum aswell Wink ) that I believe this fish might stem from a shipment of F2 A. citrinellus that came to Sweden a couple of years ago. At that time I would have had a chance to get the remainder of the shipment after the original owner had aquired a pair. Sadly, I had nowhere to get rid of the surplus ones I would have had after (hopefully) getting my own pair so I never imported them. Even the lfs that specialises in big fish wouldn't take them. "Not if they aren't yellow" Evil or Very Mad Sadly...
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Azkhaeracan
Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 10:06 am Reply with quote
A. citrinellum Joined: 24 Feb 2006 Posts: 36 Location: Finland
-Alix- wrote:
I think (as I've probably said on another forum aswell Wink ) that I believe this fish might stem from a shipment of F2 A. citrinellus that came to Sweden a couple of years ago. At that time I would have had a chance to get the remainder of the shipment after the original owner had aquired a pair. Sadly, I had nowhere to get rid of the surplus ones I would have had after (hopefully) getting my own pair so I never imported them. Even the lfs that specialises in big fish wouldn't take them. "Not if they aren't yellow" Evil or Very Mad Sadly...


Wink Yep, that may be possible, but the problem is that our fish is so young and small... I bet it can't be more than one year old. In three months it has grown quite much, what makes me believe that it's young, who isn't that small because of bad conditions at it's last home... It's because of it's age. I have thought if it could be from Russia. It's near, but nobody who i know is aware of their aqua hobby and the fish they keep and what sell. I know only one store who buys stuff from Russia and they buy only plants there. Surprised

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