Boy Peps??

mumofthehorde
mumofthehorde Member Posts: 93
edited June 2011 in Beginner's Forum
Hi Everyone,

I have just received 4 peppermints from Livefish. They are around 7 to 8cm. All of the have two little bristles on the tip of their nose...Do you think they are all boys?

Cheers
Michelle

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  • 321clayt
    321clayt Member Posts: 766
    Hi there congrates need photos <!-- s:laugh2: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/lol-1.gif" alt=":laugh2:" title="laugh2" /><!-- s:laugh2: -->

    The females have bristles on their noses as well they just don't have bristles running up the middle of their nose towards their eyes.
  • Doug
    Doug Member, Classifieds Posts: 2,371
    yeah, with peps having one or two bristles at that size is not enough to sex them. need pics of body shape and position of the bristles
  • mumofthehorde
    mumofthehorde Member Posts: 93
    Ok I will try to get pics asap...Thanks

    One had very ragged fins and has since died <!-- s:( --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" title="Sad" /><!-- s:( -->
  • Mooo
    Mooo Moderator Posts: 7,653
    Congrats Mum, <!-- s:dance3: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/dance.gif" alt=":dance3:" title="dance3" /><!-- s:dance3: --> They will all have the little white tipped back bristles on the top lip, only when they are about 12 months or more do they begin to mature..They are pretty slow to grow..
    Sorry to hear that one has not made it..It could have had ammonia burn on it's fins from the journey..
    If you contact LF they might reimburse you..I don't know tho.. <!-- s:scratch: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_scratch.gif" alt=":scratch:" title="scratch" /><!-- s:scratch: -->
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  • Brengun
    Brengun Moderator Posts: 1,985
    Yes peps are sort of a fish in between an ordinary bristlenose and an L number. In fact in Australia they are L181. Woohoo, your into L's now, your hubby is sneaky. <!-- s:laugh4: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/hysterical.gif" alt=":laugh4:" title="laugh4" /><!-- s:laugh4: -->

    Peps can grow bristles all the way around the mouth and still be females. Only when approaching maturity do males get the bristles up the bridge of the nose and females don't have that bit.
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  • mumofthehorde
    mumofthehorde Member Posts: 93
    he is a very sneaky bugger...I didnt know they were Ls.....
  • Mooo
    Mooo Moderator Posts: 7,653
    Mum, you should really research all the fish you keep...
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  • mumofthehorde
    mumofthehorde Member Posts: 93
    They are his...not mine....LOL
  • Mooo
    Mooo Moderator Posts: 7,653
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    Oh I see, very clever Ross...Maybe you should research all the fish Ross gets then lol... <!-- s:laugh2: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/lol-1.gif" alt=":laugh2:" title="laugh2" /><!-- s:laugh2: -->
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