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Old 07-26-2014, 04:52 PM   #1
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Help sexing blue ram?

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So I've had my blue ram for about a week now and I still can't tell whether it's male or female. Can you guys please help me sex it, and how do I find a ram of the opposite gender for it? Thanks.

And here's a pic of it: 12F0E4C1-227D-458B-A5F6-DCC2A3E66121_zpskw0gtpf0.png Photo by koa4 | Photobucket

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The picture doesnt help lol, but males tend to be bigger and females get red on their stomach. Also, females get a bump on their stomach, its their egg tube.
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Once it reaches breeding maturity (3-4 months old), your GBR will have spots on both sides. Males have completely black/opaque spots while females have a blue sheen to their spot. I would find a female/male by going to your LFS and ask them to grab you one of the gender you need OR go and sex them yourself and request it specifically.

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Looks like a male but most cameras suck at picking up sheen... Probably a male though. Females may also have the spots that yours has around the spot, but in the spot.
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If you are still unsure, this should help! link
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Yeah...it has shiny blue spots around the inside of the black spot but not really "inside"...and no pink belly. So I'm thinking its a male? But it's dorsal rays aren't that long...but still guessing its a male as it looks like it's still young.

Thanks for the link icy, but quick question...do all females have a pink belly? I want to make sure i actually get a female instead of another male. And do they have blue in, like, the center? Or around? I'm pretty bad at this stuff lol
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Females will have shimmering black spots (slightly blue), may have the dots in the spot, and will get a pink belly at... 4-5 months of age I believe.

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