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Old 02-18-2013, 10:33 PM   #1
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Bolivian Ram: Male of Female ID Please


I purchased a Bolivian ram for my tank and decided he/she needs a partner. I have included some photos of the fish and I was wondering if we could narrow it down. I found a really good Bolivian Ram sexing site here: Bolivian Rams Club Sexing Guide

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Old 02-18-2013, 10:48 PM   #2
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My gut tells me this is a female just based on lack of total coloration. They are EXTREMELY hard to sex. In the dozens of BRs i have kept, i have only had 4 pairs. They are VERY picky at selecting a mate in my opinion
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:32 PM   #3
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Thanks for the response. These looked like all young fish when I picked this one at the LFS so its possible this one will still get a bit more color.
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They are VERY picky at selecting a mate in my opinion
^ This is what I was afraid of though. I should have waited a few days and let the guys at the store see if any had paired off.
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:10 AM   #4
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I'd say you got a lady too. here's another forum with pictures too.

how long have you had the ram in the tank? it may take a few days to color up.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...098&highlight=
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:33 AM   #5
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how long have you had the ram in the tank? it may take a few days to color up. [/url]
It has been in the tank for 3 days now.
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:46 AM   #6
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i would let it grow more most of the time rams and chichlids in general you can sex by the fins dorsal and anal but that looks a bit young to try
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i just realized that i linked to a thread about german blue rams. *sigh* disregard that. sorry!
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Female, but more possibly, a young male.
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:54 PM   #9
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this is why i dont like them .....but..... but i like them very much .... so how to tell which is which?
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