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Help Identifying German Blue ram Sex?

Hey everyone i just got 2 new German Blue rams yesterday and i thought they were a male and female but now im thinking they're 2 females. one keeps chasing the other and i dont know if thats normal or what. im new to rams, and cichlids at that. please help me identify them and what should i do. should i exchange one for a male or can i just get another one thats a male?
Ram #1 (I'd like to keep this one)

Ram #2 (Dont mind trading this guy not as much color)

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-27-2012, 12:24 AM
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keep her
those are male and female
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the one showing more blue is a girl. might just be gettin used to the tank what size tank are they in (top pic male bottom female) the females dont show as much color
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thanks for the help guys, i just got them a day ago so they're probobly just getting used to the tank.

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Here is a pic of one of my pairs to help you. Males will tend to be larger. The females will also have the rosy pink belly like you see on my female
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And your right. It will take a few days for them to color up. I will say that they may not pair. If they don't just add another female and see what happens. Also a 10% water change that is 2degrees colder than tank is a good way to get them to spawn. That is if you want to breed.

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Yeah i think they were just getting used to the tank they stopped chasing echother around. by the way nice rams man, what do u feed them? im using freeze dried bloodworms and brine shrimp right now, and color enhancing flakes.

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I'm feeding the same except for the flake. I try to stay away from flake to much ash and other worthless fillers. I use a small cichlid pellet and I once a week I give them thawed shelled crushed peas.
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