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How do you sex gold rams?

Postby ladybugzcrunch » Wed May 19, 2010 10:08 pm

As the title: How do you sex gold rams?
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Postby adam79 » Wed May 19, 2010 10:30 pm

If I remember right, the same way you sex blue rams. The females have pinkish bellies.
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Postby cage623 » Thu May 20, 2010 12:04 am

ladybugzcrunch
I know there is some differences but this is a great link that shows great pics that helped me a lot to sex my rams. I wanted to share because the pictures of the vents are especially helpful.

http://www.cichlid-forum.com/phpBB/view ... p?t=142702

I hope this helps. Good luck and if all else fails you can try to get some good pics (which I find with mine is easier said than done) and everyone here can help.
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Postby ladybugzcrunch » Thu May 20, 2010 11:51 am

I have seen that link before, I thought it was for Bolivians though. I was looking at a big group of these gold rams and they all looked the same so I got blue rams instead because I could see the difference. I will have to go back and examine the bellies again! :D TY
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Postby cage623 » Fri May 21, 2010 1:04 pm

Yes the link above is for Bolivians but I thought that the pics of the vents would help. If you can see them (the vents) and use the pics as comparison it would still hold true for any ram or SA for that matter.
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Postby dwarfpike » Fri May 21, 2010 1:44 pm

The pink belly flush is there on gold rams, but it is not the easiest thing to see ... especially under the poor lighting conditions in most LFS.
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