How Do You Know If A Fish Is A Girl Or A Boy?


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Anonymous answered
Basically, you got 2 look at a goldfish very carefully on it scales

Male goldfish have little white spots on their scales
female goldfish just have normal scales

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Julii Brainard answered
Depends very much on the species.

Many are dimorphic -- they have quite different body shapes or colours, depending on gender.  Male guppies are small and colourful, for instance, while females are large, grey and relatively dull looking.

Many freshwater tropical aquarium fish (like guppies, goldfish, Betas) are obviously dimorphic.

Most other fish, especially adapted to live in cold water, are not dimorphic; you can't tell by looking at them.  You could tell if you dissected them and knew what to look for (how to tell ovaries from male organs), but, that is specialist knowledge. And not much help if you like your live fish.  Although it might be fun next time you get a whole specimen from the fishmonger.

Otherwise, you may get clues from watching their behaviour.  Again, this varies by species of fish.

Tips for sexing goldfish.

Tips for sexing other tropical freshwater aquarium fish.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Well, its not easy to tell but in order to tell I need to know what type of fish it is
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Anonymous answered
They have goop

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