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Whiptail catfish

Discussion in 'Catfish' started by shewolfgeo, Jan 26, 2012.

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    Can anyone help with sexing these for me? Or does anyone know of a site that has photos of the males and females so that I can compare mine too?

    I just have the one pic at the moment.
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    Well they are not whiptails for one thing. They are Farlowella or "twig" cats. Probably Farlowella vittata as that is the most common species imported although there are several species that are very similar. Males will have longer bristles on their nose called odontodes. Females will have fuller bellies when ripe with eggs. You can find more information at www.planetcatfish.com.

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    They were sold to me as farlowella, but I though that they called them whip tails too. My bad lol, but thanks.
     
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