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New Bolivians!!!!!!!! How many Males how many Females

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I've been thinking of keeping Bolivian Rams for about a month and finally decided to get them.

I got 5 BRs from a LFS called Midway Tropical Fish & Pets, it's a great fish store don't listen to the people on yelp, they sell GBRs, GgoldRs, and Bolivian Rams all for $7 ea.

Anyways I love the fish I got them yesterday and they're already nicely colored and swimming around the tank.


How many males and how many females do you think I have?

Here's a video of them from this morning: http://youtu.be/gJ89YS5x1aQ
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Hi Andrew.

I'm not sure that they are sex-able with the pictures provided; the video is a little more helpful. Best guess.....two males; two females; 1 unknown
 

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Those guys have different patterns than I've seen before. I like them. If you've got the pairs already you might want to find another home for that last one. Wouldn't want him getting picked on by all of the others. What size tank are you keeping them in?

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Right now I have them in a 20 Long but as soon as I can find a good deal on a tank in good condition I'll get a 55 Gallon tank for them to go in. I'll probably get a few more when I do that too. How many could I have in a 55 Gallon tank? And I'm not sure on the pairs quite yet, I'm positive at least one pair has been made because the one I'm most sure is a female and the one I'm most sure is a male have been following each other around the tank all day, I haven't seen them get more than 6" apart today. Thinking about it more i'm pretty sure the other two I thought were paired up aren't a pair, I think they were just eating bloodworms in the same spot for a few minutes
 

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I wouldn't keep more than two pairs in a 55, one pair for each side. They get pretty aggressive when it comes time to spawn. That's just my opinion.

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you have a Petco near you? Right now they're doing their dollar a gallon sale. you could get a brand new 55g for 55 bucks!
I know but then you still have to get all the stuff that comes with it, like the filter, heater, hood, light, gravel, etc... It works out to be a lot cheaper if you find someone with a full setup, that's in good shape, on craigslist. I've found great deals on there before, like a 125 w/setup for only $160, I just haven't been able to take advantage of any of them yet.
 
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