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Old 11/07/2007, 09:06 AM
TOURKID TOURKID is offline
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Way to tell whitch of my gobies is male / female?

I have a pair of randalls shrimp gobies I aquired from D den.

1 is very outgoing and will hang out on the sand.
its got a larger bone structure (head is wider and larger)
but its shorter than #2.

#2- its longer and thinner. and VERY VERY shy. its got a narrower head.

I dont see ANY differences in pattern or anything..

Any guesses ?

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Old 11/07/2007, 02:50 PM
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From everything that is posted, the male will be the larger of the 2 if they both started out as males or females. If they started out as 1 male and 1 female, it is hit or miss to figure out which one is male. Here is a link (not specific to Randall's though): http://www.springerlink.com/content/7nbutrpyw79wkyxc/
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Old 11/07/2007, 03:48 PM
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Old 11/08/2007, 09:14 AM
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Longer and thinner would make me think male as well, although in a lot of other small gobies, the male has the larger head.

If you feed them well, the female will probably plump up further and make it easier to tell.
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