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Old 07/24/2009, 10:54 AM   #251
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Dan DA Man!!! Now get a few females to make a sweet harem
Hey Kenny, do wrasses morph from one sex to another? As you know these guys are hard to find. I really like him and may try to find him a companion.


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Old 07/24/2009, 10:56 AM   #252
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Yes, Females turn into males over their life span. Once they start changing, its usually for good. They can and will hold in a subdominant state for some time though.


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Old 07/24/2009, 10:58 AM   #253
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OK Mr. "Joculator Aficionado" ^2. Compared to you guys, I'm playing rookie ball. (BTW I stole the picture from Kenny's photobucket.)


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Old 07/24/2009, 11:00 AM   #254
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Yes, Females turn into males over their life span. Once they start changing, its usually for good. They can and will hold in a subdominant state for some time though.
Thanks Mark. I need to see some pictures so that I can tell the females from the males. (OK insert wise crack here ____.)


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Old 07/24/2009, 11:03 AM   #255
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OK Mr. "Joculator Aficionado" ^2. Compared to you guys, I'm playing rookie ball. (BTW I stole the picture from Kenny's photobucket.)
You have to start somewhere


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Old 07/24/2009, 11:06 AM   #256
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Here are some old pictures of mine

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For starters,

A.) The male is larger
B.) The color on the male is more intense
C.) The diamond on the tail is more pronounced.


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Old 07/24/2009, 11:13 AM   #257
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The colors on the male are fantastic. Do you still have'em in? So based on the pictures it appears that I have a subdominant male ya think?


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Old 07/24/2009, 11:15 AM   #258
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The colors on the male are fantastic. Do you still have'em in? So based on the pictures it appears that I have a subdominant male ya think?
Dan, maybe he's metro.

Those are gorgeous.


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Old 07/24/2009, 11:16 AM   #259
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Yeah, yours doesn't look like a super or terminal male yet. A few females may push him over the edge, so to speak Females of any species have a tendency to do that


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Old 07/24/2009, 11:18 AM   #260
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Dan, maybe he's metro.

Those are gorgeous.
Yes they are. I hope my little guy gets there some day.


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Old 07/24/2009, 11:19 AM   #261
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Yes, I still have the male, but he is blind in one eye. The female I lost due to an overly aggressive rosy scales wrasse. That was my first fish that I found as jerky on my netting

I think the one you have is a male. When they are paired up, their colors also become more intense. The whole "supermale" thing, IMO, is just another marketing tool and a way for a reefer to feel better than they next guy even though they have the same fish; I sometimes sit back and laugh at people who must have a supermale "Supermales" are more intense and are larger. Fairies wrasses start out as females, sub males, males, and then on to dominant males. As they get older and more dominant, they get even more colorful. If you pair him up, you will see


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Old 07/24/2009, 11:21 AM   #262
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So where is the linny? And where did you get these guys from? Spill the beans!


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Old 07/24/2009, 11:21 AM   #263
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A few females may push him over the edge, so to speak Females of any species have a tendency to do that
Ain't that the truth! And most of the time it only takes one. OK, I'm going on a hunt for a female. (Another chance to insert wise crack here _______.)


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Old 07/24/2009, 11:24 AM   #264
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The whole "supermale" thing, IMO, is just another marketing tool and a way for a reefer to feel better than they next guy even though they have the same fish; I sometimes sit back and laugh at people who must have a supermale
I happen to be one of those that buy into the supermale thingy. It makes me feel good inside too


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Yeah, yours doesn't look like a super or terminal male yet. A few females may push him over the edge, so to speak Females of any species have a tendency to do that
Now that there is funny Thanks Kenny


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Old 07/24/2009, 11:25 AM   #266
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Ain't that the truth! And most of the time it only takes one. OK, I'm going on a hunt for a female. (Another chance to insert wise crack here _______.)
Be wery wery quiet. I am huntin' females


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Old 07/24/2009, 11:26 AM   #267
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Yes, I still have the male, but he is blind in one eye. The female I lost due to an overly aggressive rosy scales wrasse. That was my first fish that I found as jerky on my netting

I think the one you have is a male. When they are paired up, their colors also become more intense. The whole "supermale" thing, IMO, is just another marketing tool and a way for a reefer to feel better than they next guy even though they have the same fish; I sometimes sit back and laugh at people who must have a supermale "Supermales" are more intense and are larger. Fairies wrasses start out as females, sub males, males, and then on to dominant males. As they get older and more dominant, they get even more colorful. If you pair him up, you will see
Cool, learing every day. How did your male become One Eye Jack? Are Rosy Scales typically aggressive?


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I happen to be one of those that buy into the supermale thingy. It makes me feel good inside too
I figured

I think its even better when someone wants to buy a supermale by itself where if they had done any research before, they would know that the only way to keep those colors is to have a female around.


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Old 07/24/2009, 11:28 AM   #269
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Old 07/24/2009, 11:30 AM   #270
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So where is the linny? And where did you get these guys from? Spill the beans!
Still waiting for him to come in. I know a guy that smuggles them in. He puts them into balloons and swallows them before he gets on the plane. You don't want to know how he gets them out.


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Cool, learing every day. How did your male become One Eye Jack? Are Rosy Scales typically aggressive?
Tumor growth. I thought it was goner. It even hid in the corner for three days. Then out of no where, the tumor in its mouth was gone and I noticed the shot eye.

The rosy scales was the most aggressive fairy I have ever kept and I have had a few. I know plenty of reefers that have had similar experiences. They are an awesome looking fish though.


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Still waiting for him to come in. I know a guy that smuggles them in. He puts them into balloons and swallows them before he gets on the plane. You don't want to know how he gets them out.
I do that with acro colonies


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Old 07/24/2009, 11:35 AM   #273
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Mark, looks like it's been a long time since you've watched afternoon cartoons. That ain't no Elmer Fudd!


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Be wery wery quiet. I am huntin' females
Story of my life before I mail ordered my wife.


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Mark, looks like it's been a long time since you've watched afternoon cartoons. That ain't no Elmer Fudd!
I'll chalk that one up to too much Handy mandy, Backyardigans and not enough coffee. Besides, sometimes when you are hunting for females, you need to come out with guns blazing


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