I love the pond idea. The plants look so lush.
The large clown is a female. The shape of the belly is due to her being egg bound. Males are long and slender. That female only started developing the big pouch about a year ago. She's the only one like that in the group but she's also the oldest. I have an old thread here from 2013 somewhere when i rescued her and at the time she was way larger than my group of 1 year old ones, about 5-6 inches at the time, so I reckon she is minimum over 9-10 years old right now, probably older, and visibly ripe....but they don't breed in captivity...
There is a second female which is not visible on these pictures. She's from my first group of 5 I bought in 2012 as babies, so relatively younger than the above female by probably 3 to 5 years. She's grown to roughly the same size though but still doesn't carry any eggs. All females get very wide in girth regardless .I notice the difference even in the first couple of years as the male ones just stay elongated and the females from the same age grow wider and bigger.
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