Sexing of Dwarf Puffers
Well, at first glance it is not easy to differ the genders, especially if the respective dealers themselves often unable to do so. Added to that the fisches in the pet shop mostly very young and very frightened. A distinction is mostly impossible. Not until the Puffers are larger and they feel comfortable at least some of the males can be recognized. Basically the puffers reach sexually mature after approximately 5 Month. Gender-related behaviour like courtship behavior can be observed before. There are four optical characteristics where you can fix the difference, these differences are:
Although a Ram cichlid (Microgeophagus ramirezi) is between the figures, on the top left you still can see a male with the
dark longitudinal line along the belly. This line depends on the mood and is only to see at the "the lords of creation."
Right below, the female shows in contrast the typical almost white belly, which is something roundish body shape and the bright coloration.