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jayelblock
04/24/2011, 04:11 PM
I know that male mandarins have a spike on their dorsal fin which typically extends over the back, but this mandarin just has a little point. Is this a male or female?

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5027/5647165811_11d6998064_b.jpg

small alien
04/24/2011, 04:16 PM
I believe that is a male. The spike is much smaller on the spotteds.

NewbyReefer
04/24/2011, 08:54 PM
+1 I agree. The green are less flamboyant than the blue.

jayelblock
04/25/2011, 04:17 AM
Excellent. Thanks for your help.

snorvich
04/25/2011, 04:22 AM
Definitely male. Nice fish.

jayelblock
04/25/2011, 07:03 AM
Thanks. It's an ORA, and is doing well on a combination of oyster eggs, shaved mysid shrimp, cyclops, and whatever live food it finds.