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Old 11-10-2013, 06:08 PM   #1
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ID? What kind of ram?

I bought this two rams today at my lfs but I'm not sure if they are gbr or not? I have a breeding pair of gbr already on another tank but this two look way bigger than my pair and less color, can it be another kind? Ill post some pics

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Old 11-10-2013, 06:20 PM   #2
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Yeah the are gbr.
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Old 11-10-2013, 06:23 PM   #3
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Thanks!! So why are they way bigger? Could it be that they were fed with hormones? I've heard ppl do that. And the colors are soooo much brighter on my other pair? Why could that be?
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Old 11-10-2013, 07:21 PM   #4
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Thanks!! So why are they way bigger? Could it be that they were fed with hormones? I've heard ppl do that. And the colors are soooo much brighter on my other pair? Why could that be?
They are defiantly mikrogeophagus ramirezi. Have you ever seen a full grown mikrogeophagus ramirezi? They can get bigger than most people would think. Breeding size is far from full grown
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Old 11-10-2013, 07:26 PM   #5
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Well I've seen a lot of pics and videos of them, and I've seen big ones and some like mine, but this ones look very different from the one I've seen on videos, one example is that one of the ones i bought doesn't have the black circle on the side, that was odd to me
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Old 11-10-2013, 07:30 PM   #6
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That's usually found with lower grade mikrogeophagus ramirezi, doesn't mean they are feed hormones just not from strong good genes. I've had a few like them
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Old 11-10-2013, 07:36 PM   #7
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Ohhh ok i see, now that they are in my tank they look better and more color,
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Old 11-10-2013, 07:43 PM   #8
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The really bright German blue rams are extensively line bred, that coloration is closer to what I've seen in wild, normal type rams
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Old 11-10-2013, 07:45 PM   #9
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So the less color ones are the closer to the wild ones?
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So the less color ones are the closer to the wild ones?
Just closer to a wild type coloration
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Old 11-10-2013, 07:58 PM   #11
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Thats what I was thinking too, because people try to put more color on their fish so they can sell better. That's why they made the electric blue rams right? Which is not a natural color for the fish
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:29 AM   #12
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Wow you got fish swimming through your kitchen. LOL first two pics kind of looking they are cruising to the fridge.
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:45 AM   #13
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Lol yea you can see my kitchen through the tank
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Old 11-11-2013, 11:56 PM   #14
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Ok so after one day their colors are coming out more and more and they are doing really good in my tank im happy. So my question is....... What sex do you think they are? Male or female?

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The first three pics are the ones i believe to be a female? Maybe. And the last 3 are the male? I could be way off
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Your are correct
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Old 11-12-2013, 12:30 PM   #17
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cool they look so nice now, and they swim together all over the tank.
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Sounds like a good pair congrats.
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Old 11-12-2013, 02:05 PM   #19
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Thank you, I wasn't sure when I bought them because they had no color at the lfs, but now I'm really happy i got them
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