Gender identification of a GBR

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

  1. twosocks24

    twosocks24New MemberMember

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  2. alink

    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 anal fins.. looks like something was picking on her.
     
  3. OP
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    twosocks24

    twosocks24New MemberMember

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


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  4. Anders247

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  5. hampalong

    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. chromedome52

    chromedome52Fishlore VIPMember

    What he said:;2cents.
     
  7. VAFish

    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. hampalong

    hampalongWell Known MemberMember

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

    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. hampalong

    hampalongWell Known MemberMember

    A standard Ram?
     




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