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Ive noticed this in my tank. The fish I think is a female is the ruler of the other 3 Rams she lives in. Another one, which I think is male, will sometimes spar with her when I feed them, locking lips and flaring at each other, but other than she rules the tank. is this common?
 

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I do not know the answer, but I had a female peacock cichlid in a tank with 18+ male cichlids (was told she was a male when I bought her), and she was the most dominant fish in the tank.
 

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It could happen, knowing cichlids...however, since Bolivian rams are very difficult to sex, I would wait until you see 'her' lay eggs before being absolutely sure that 'she' is indeed female.
 

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It goes back and forth with my pair. When they spawn she is boss for like a week, then it goes back to the male being the boss.
 

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thanks for all the advice. I'm almost 100 percent sure the dominant one is a female. Her genitalia is much more pronounced and points straight down.
 
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