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RE: Looks like 2 girls

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Posted by: aliceinwl at Fri Jul 3 22:42:52 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by aliceinwl ]  
   

I'm pretty sure both your als are females so they should be fine together. I'd strongly recommend dusting with a calcium supplement with vitamin D3 at least every other feeding as these guys seem to be prone to develop metabolic bone disease without it (even with UVB lighting).

In terms of keeping two males together, it's a bit of a toss up. You have to watch and see. Some males are fine with one another, some aren't. The male I have right now is so aggressive that he can't even co-habitate with a female.

See pic for a pair of southern als. The male (the guy on the left) has a much broader more triangular head than the female. It takes about 4 years for the dimorphism to become this marked. Up until 2 years of age sexes can be very difficult to tell apart and captive bred / hatched females or females that have been in captivity from an early age will often have much broader heads than their wild couterparts.

-Alice


   

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