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Old 09-26-2013, 01:42 AM   #1
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Can anyone ID this fish?

Approximately 1.5" long.


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Old 09-26-2013, 01:54 AM   #2
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Approximately 1.5" long.
Looks like a ram
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Old 09-26-2013, 11:38 AM   #3
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It was labelled "blue ram" in the store.. The colouring doesn't look like that of a blue ram.
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Old 09-26-2013, 11:40 AM   #4
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Its weird. Lol. The closest thing I would say would be a blue ram but it doesn't really look right! Lol
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May be a female.. might have been a poorly coloured specimen. They also can be pale on a pale substrate, or from stress.
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Old 09-26-2013, 02:38 PM   #6
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It's definitely a German blue ram. They can go very dark like this when they are feeling stressed or unwell, although you do find a very few which always have this dark coloration. It may be that in the tank at the lfs she was one of the lower end of the hierarchy and so was getting picked on, or may just be a poorly fish. Now, she's just had a move to a new home which is another very stressful time, which could add to the dark stressy colour. She may well colour up in a few days once she settles in.
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Old 09-26-2013, 04:11 PM   #7
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there are the german blue rams and then there are the blue rams. the german blues have a lot more color than that of a blue ram even if stressed. while blue rams dont really show that much intense blue and when stressed or not happy they hardly show blue at all
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Old 09-26-2013, 04:43 PM   #8
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I want to say that looks like a bolivian ram. When its young or stressed, the black stripe through his eye on the face may not exist but I may be wrong. I researched when water parameters dont match what they are suitable for, they have less color. But I really want to say its a bolivian. Peaceful/semi-aggressive fish depending on tankmates.


Edit: Looking at the picture a second time, I might be wrong. Bolivian rams have "cuter"/"bigger" eyes so it might be a blue ram in bad shape.
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Old 09-26-2013, 05:28 PM   #9
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I have seen German blue rams go this dark in the space of 5 minutes when they have been heavily stressed before, They have completely lost all colouration and had intensely dark black bands going vertically down their body just as in the picture with no sign of blue. When they have had a chanc to relax and calm down their true colours have returned, including the intense blue.
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Old 09-26-2013, 08:06 PM   #10
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I'm 120% sure that is a German blue ram. She (looks like a female to me...) is very stressed and young (red and yellow hasn't developed yet). It'd let it settle in.
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Old 09-27-2013, 03:53 PM   #11
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I found out with my fish when ever I did wafter change or move stuff around in tank most of my fish would go pale some almost see threw let it settle turn lights off for while and she how she goes
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