Gender identification of a GBR

Discussion in 'Ram Cichlid' started by twosocks24, Aug 1, 2015.

  1. twosocks24New MemberMember

  2. alinkWell Known MemberMember

    I would say female based on body shape and dorsal spines. Is this a recent addition to your tank? I ask because of the shredded analfins.. looks like something was picking on her.
  3. twosocks24New MemberMember

    Yes, thank you. It was a pick up today as Ive been saving this tank for a GBR for a while now

    Twosocks ~
  4. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

  5. hampalongWell Known MemberMember

    I'm pretty sure it's a young male. Body shape, fins, face. Also blue spangles rather than grey, which doesn't mean much on it's own but tends to support male...
  6. chromedome52Fishlore VIPMember

    What he said:;2cents.
  7. VAFishValued MemberMember

    Where did you get it? Looks a lot like mine I recently got at petco. Mine is a color that I can't quite figure out what it is haha. ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1438479517.640233.jpg

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  8. hampalongWell Known MemberMember

    The spots and bars are just stress markings. It hasn't quite settled yet probably.
  9. VAFishValued MemberMember

    No blue though? And it isn't gold apparently.

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  10. isacrValued MemberMember

    @twosocks24 Most females will have sparkles in the black dot as well as a pinkish stomach. Since the fish has been bullied its very possible the pink faded.... Take good care of it and it should come back.

    @VAFish yours looks more like a male.
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  11. tinks8400New MemberMember

    I would say female, based on her dorsal fin but I do know it's not always 100%, here's my male image
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  12. hampalongWell Known MemberMember

    A standard Ram?