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reefy
12-18-2008, 08:31 PM
I am currently looking for a pair of seahorse(male/female) but I dont know how to differenciate them any one has any idea or any links?


Thanks,
Sean

noirsphynx
12-18-2008, 09:04 PM
http://www.seahorse.org/library/articles/sex.shtml

sphelps
12-18-2008, 09:05 PM
You have to look for the pouch on the male. Follow the front body line from the belly to the tail. A smooth slope is the result from a pouch and therefore a male. If it's more like a sharp step you got yourself a female. Here's some pics to help explain.


Female
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/sphelps/July%202008/DSC_0437.jpg

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Male
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/sphelps/June%2016%202008/DSC_0299.jpg

reefy
12-18-2008, 11:19 PM
ohh ic ic very interesting, thanks sphelps and noirsphynx, by the way awsome pictures sphelps!!!

Patrice
12-19-2008, 01:13 AM
Awsome pictures!:eek: