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Sexing Peppies By Feeling Their Snout

Peppermint bristlenose

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#1 Geminilinz

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Posted 06 May 2016 - 12:42 PM

Hi there,
I was just wondering if any experts out there know around what age/size peppermint bristlenose's gender can be determined by feeling the tip of their nose? I have an 8cm with a squishy nose so I'm calling male on that one but I'm looking at buying some 5-6cm peppies and would like to maximise my chance of having some females in the mix. 
TIA :)

Edited by Geminilinz, 06 May 2016 - 04:57 PM.

#2 bigjohnnofish

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Posted 07 May 2016 - 01:28 AM

only if youre very good at it... not so much tip of nose rather top of nose... need good eyes and a good sense of feel at 5-6cm.... 


best chance of having some females is to buy as many as you can afford and grow them up till you can sex them 100%...


i would buy some of the bigger ones in the group and also some of the smaller ones if they are from same spawn....

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