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Old 04-15-2005, 07:18 PM   #1
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Help sex my blue rams

Can anyone help sex my blue rams? thanks
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Old 04-15-2005, 07:25 PM   #2
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First two pics look like males, the bottom pic is definately a female. HTH
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Old 04-15-2005, 07:25 PM   #3
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Old 04-15-2005, 07:28 PM   #4
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I agree with Fluff....pic 1...long slender, looks like a male. Pic 3, the pink belly is generally the sign of a female.
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thanks for the welcome and the quick replies~
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Old 04-15-2005, 11:51 PM   #6
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I would say that the first 2 pictures show a female. This is due to the blue speckles inside of the black dot on its side, I have herd that due to selective breading, the distinguishing traits of the finnage and pink bellies has become less reliable because breeders are actively seeking these traits in their fish. As you may be able to see, my female that spawns regularly has more dorsal finage than most males.. Also, if you look at the shape of the head, females tend to have a more gradual slope through the nose and males tend to have a steeper slope from the top of the head to the nose.

Here is pictures of my pair. notice the blue spangles around the dot of the female, and not dots around the male. Also, notice the difference in head shape that is present in all of my stock.
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Old 04-15-2005, 11:54 PM   #7
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I'll have to agree with Fluff too even though the first two pictures are a little blurry.
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Old 04-16-2005, 12:20 AM   #8
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With the 2 shown together in the last pic, I would say that the fish in the centre in the female. Given that the blue spots are in the black dot on that fish, and the first two that the first two are the same female. The pink belly and slender appearance characteristics can be affected due to light and camera angle.
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Old 04-16-2005, 12:49 AM   #9
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heres more pix of em

Heres more pics. I try to take better ones but the glare of the glass/ and my bad cam skills dont help lol~
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Those second set of photos, are they all of the same fish? There seems to be the same blue spot in the 5 o'clock position of the black body spot. My guess is female.
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ya its the same lol i just tried to get better shots of em
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Old 04-16-2005, 08:56 AM   #12
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I've never sexed rams using blue spots. Guess I've just been lucky. :|
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