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Sex these Bolivian rams for me please, if possible

Postby Corbett_n » Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:34 pm

Can some please sex these Bolivian rams for me? Thanks I know this a difficult request.
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Re: Sex these Bolivian rams for me please, if possible

Postby FireHorn123 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:22 pm

How many do you have in the tank right now?
40gB- (2)Gold Severum, (2)Guppies [Unfinished]
30gL-(2)Rainbow Cichlid Pair, (5)White Skirt Tetras [Finished]
29g- (2) Kribensis Pair (4) Mixed Cory Cats [Nearly Finished]
20gL- (1)Male Dwarf Gourami [Unfinished]
10g-Unoccupied
450g Fountain Pond-[HEAVY WORK IN PROGRESS]
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Re: Sex these Bolivian rams for me please, if possible

Postby tanker3 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:52 pm

The 2 look like females, but may just be young males.
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Re: Sex these Bolivian rams for me please, if possible

Postby Corbett_n » Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:07 pm

I just have 2 right now. Are 2 females better than 2 males?
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Re: Sex these Bolivian rams for me please, if possible

Postby Granamyr » Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:42 pm

Looking at the two photos, the 2nd picture is almost certainly a male based on the pointed breeding tube. The first picture is tough to tell anything from. Both of them look a bit stressed and it would be easier to sex them when they have settled in.
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1 Blue Phantom Pleco (L128)
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Re: Sex these Bolivian rams for me please, if possible

Postby FireHorn123 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:58 pm

Granamyr wrote:Looking at the two photos, the 2nd picture is almost certainly a male based on the pointed breeding tube. The first picture is tough to tell anything from. Both of them look a bit stressed and it would be easier to sex them when they have settled in.


Don’t you mean female? Im almost 100% sure onl females have breeding tubes.
40gB- (2)Gold Severum, (2)Guppies [Unfinished]
30gL-(2)Rainbow Cichlid Pair, (5)White Skirt Tetras [Finished]
29g- (2) Kribensis Pair (4) Mixed Cory Cats [Nearly Finished]
20gL- (1)Male Dwarf Gourami [Unfinished]
10g-Unoccupied
450g Fountain Pond-[HEAVY WORK IN PROGRESS]
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Re: Sex these Bolivian rams for me please, if possible

Postby Mr Chromedome » Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:13 pm

Both sexes have breeding tubes. Female breeding tubes are blunt and wide, males are thin and pointed.

They may just be underfed, but from the concave abdominal profile, I would suspect that both fish are male.
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Re: Sex these Bolivian rams for me please, if possible

Postby Granamyr » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:25 am

FireHorn123 wrote:
Granamyr wrote:Looking at the two photos, the 2nd picture is almost certainly a male based on the pointed breeding tube. The first picture is tough to tell anything from. Both of them look a bit stressed and it would be easier to sex them when they have settled in.


Don’t you mean female? Im almost 100% sure onl females have breeding tubes.


Chromedome is correct in describing the breeding tubes on Bolivian rams. I agree with him as well that both fish are likely males. Just the 2nd one is the only one I'm really willing to say for sure is male as I've seen females with a lot of male qualities.
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