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Ram Cichlid sexing question

Postby Evan110 » Wed May 02, 2012 3:27 am

I have 3 rams in my 20 gal tank and I was wondering if someone here could tell me the sex of them. I asked for females every time I got one but I believe atleast one of them in a male.
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Postby Evan110 » Wed May 02, 2012 3:28 am

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Postby Chromedome52 » Wed May 02, 2012 10:11 am

The Gold Ram and the Common Ram both appear to be males, though a more broadside shot on the common would help to be sure. The Gold I'm positive is a male.

The photo of the Bolivian is too out of focus to see characteristics that might help sex it.
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Postby aggriffin3 » Wed May 02, 2012 11:07 am

I have a male GBR, and I am not sure because of the angle the fish is to the camera, but I think it is a male.

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Postby Cynotilapia keeper » Wed May 02, 2012 5:18 pm

Gold Ram is a male and so is the German Blue Ram
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Postby bluejack23 » Wed May 02, 2012 7:22 pm

how can you tell?
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Postby Evan110 » Wed May 02, 2012 8:28 pm

I will post some more pictures of all of them tonight
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Postby Evan110 » Wed May 02, 2012 8:29 pm

thank you for the info tho you guys
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Postby Evan110 » Wed May 02, 2012 10:26 pm

Chromedome52 wrote:The Gold Ram and the Common Ram both appear to be males, though a more broadside shot on the common would help to be sure. The Gold I'm positive is a male.

The photo of the Bolivian is too out of focus to see characteristics that might help sex it.



You seem like the best source of information so far take a look at these other pictures and anyone else please feel free to respond.

German Blue Ram

http://i1145.photobucket.com/albums/o51 ... CF1727.jpg
http://i1145.photobucket.com/albums/o51 ... CF1712.jpg

Bolivian Ram

http://i1145.photobucket.com/albums/o51 ... CF1715.jpg
http://i1145.photobucket.com/albums/o51 ... CF1713.jpg


Sorry for the bad pictures
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Postby aggriffin3 » Wed May 02, 2012 10:59 pm

I will only respond with slight experience to a GBR. That is a male for sure. The male ram can be recognized on his V-shaped tail fin and the elongated second ray that is present in the dorsal fin.
The females have more pink pigmentation on her underbody, the fin rays are also less developed. It is also common for females to have a fatter body shape (don't let my wife hear me say that) and more rounded edging of the tailfin. I didnt see any of that in this particular GBR.
The Bolivian also looks male, but I am no BR keeper, so I will leave that one for someone else.

Both are nice, so good luck

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Postby Evan110 » Wed May 02, 2012 11:18 pm

aggriffin3 wrote:I will only respond with slight experience to a GBR. That is a male for sure. The male ram can be recognized on his V-shaped tail fin and the elongated second ray that is present in the dorsal fin.
The females have more pink pigmentation on her underbody, the fin rays are also less developed. It is also common for females to have a fatter body shape (don't let my wife hear me say that) and more rounded edging of the tailfin. I didnt see any of that in this particular GBR.
The Bolivian also looks male, but I am no BR keeper, so I will leave that one for someone else.

Both are nice, so good luck

Art


Thanks alot man you have been much help and have taught me a thing or two :)
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Postby Evan110 » Wed May 02, 2012 11:27 pm

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Postby nightowl1350 » Fri May 04, 2012 12:16 am

The GB ram is a male. You can tell by the longer spikes on the top of the head.

Looks like the gold ram may also be a male as the spike seems to be starting to develop on him to. If the spikes get longer then male for sure.

never had bolivians so I won't comment on hat one.
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