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this is my (soon to be) nine month old, mudkip. i’ve been referring to him as male and am honestly hoping he is, but i can’t tell if he’s just too young to know for sure yet. thought i’d ask all of you :)
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Looks to be female to me. He/she has been old enough to be gendered for a while now. I honestly don't think she's a male but hey, I have a female that the breeder thought was a male. Then she laid eggs.
 

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this is my (soon to be) nine month old, mudkip. i’ve been referring to him as male and am honestly hoping he is, but i can’t tell if he’s just too young to know for sure yet. thought i’d ask all of you :)
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body shape and everything would appear to be a female, but it could still be too soon to tell.
 

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Looks to be female to me. He/she has been old enough to be gendered for a while now. I honestly don't think she's a male but hey, I have a female that the breeder thought was a male. Then she laid eggs.
must have been a real surprise !!
 

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you can’t know for sure until about 18 months, right ?
generally speaking, yea. some males do show a lot sooner than that. Ive had boys that were very obvious by even 6 months old. Females are a little harder to tell sometimes and can't be 100% confirmed until they actually lay eggs. Id say its probably 80% you have a female based on the general body shape I'm seeing.
 

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you can’t know for sure until about 18 months, right ?
I tell the gender of my axolotls when they're under 9 months. They either drop balls or they don't.
 

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generally speaking, yea. some males do show a lot sooner than that. Ive had boys that were very obvious by even 6 months old. Females are a little harder to tell sometimes and can't be 100% confirmed until they actually lay eggs. Id say its probably 80% you have a female based on the general body shape I'm seeing.
good to know :)
 

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better picture? looks a bit bigger here

honestly just hoping s/he’s male so i can breed ;)

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thanks to everyone whos responded, you’ve been a huge help :)
 

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Maybe it is female. I thought it was a male. I don’t know, still a new Axolotl owner, lol
 

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am i just going insane hoping he’s male or is it possible? snagged these pics while s/he was floating

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apologies for poor quality and the side of my face as well as my art ipad in the background lol
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Starting to look male. If you want you can place him/her in with a female and see if they do a mating dance (If they're both old enough to breed)
when i get the females this summer i intend to :)
 

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although i’ve heard axolotls aren’t picky and can do mating dances despite being the same gender - maybe we’ll never know lol
 
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