New addition; very speckled leucistic; Male or Female?

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Hi guys this is my new axie (7.5 inches), I got him from a local pet shop who gets his axies from a good local breeder, so he is very healthy. On the tips of his top gills ones bent forward the other backward, I think this is cause he has been nipped at before, He was in the tank at the store with a massive axolotl 7+ years the aquarium owner said and he was 30+ cm (largest I've seen in person, way overfed his belly double his head) which concerns me as there were some smaller axies approx 15cm.
Leucistics are my favourite, and this is the second i've seen in my area ever. I love his speckles they add so much character. I was worried he/she would lose them but I've read that they get more as they get older. My boyfriend suggested to call him/her bandit so far its stuck and obviously suits him/her.

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Male or Female? I though male at first cos he was thin and long but after fattening him/her up I think I have a female.
Is yellow pigment normal in leucistics? there are spots running down its side, heaps of them.
What colour should I breed him/her with to increase the chance of having similar coloured larvae?
 

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I can't see a swollen cloaca, so I would be thinking either immature boy (at 7.5 inches they should be mature though) or more likely a girl.

she/he is lovely by the way, I love speckled leucustics
 
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Sorry I'm not an expert, I just wanted to stop by to say that your Axie is lovely :) "Bandit" is perfect XD
 

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Thanks guys, I agree with you helobed I think female too, so thats what i'm gonna stick with.
@ Neil. that made me laugh, I've always been jealous of your copper. I was atcually shopping for a copper, hoping i'd come across one cos thats another colour i've only seen once in my area but with no luck.

Can anyone explain the leucistic colour to me? I understand there white and have black eyes and sometimes black speckles because they still have black pigment but what is with the yellow dots down his side, I wasn't aware leucistics had colour other than white and black.
 

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She's beautiful! :eek: I wish we had unusual axies like that in my area :eek:
 
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