I have this male for a while now, actually getting a small one on Tuesday I will post pictures. It should still be a female. This is just my opinion. As far as being a deep water fish, you have to acclimate them to your lighting, make sure you have a lot of overhanging rock so they can find shade. Their supper high metabolism means the need at least 3 feedings a day so your filtration system may be taxed at first.