German Blue Ram Sexing Needed

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I wouldn’t like to say on this one. It has long-fin genes so they can’t be used. I’d go 60% underfed male, 40% female.
 

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Coptapia said:
I wouldn’t like to say on this one. It has long-fin genes so they can’t be used. I’d go 60% underfed male, 40% female.
What tells you it has long fin genes?
 

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What tells you it has long fin genes?
The caudal fin is much longer than standard, so it’s a safe bet to assume the others are also exaggerated.
 

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Coptapia said:
The caudal fin is much longer than standard, so it’s a safe bet to assume the others are also exaggerated.
I see! Ok!

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I was going to say not happy or healthy male . Pretty skinny . I might worm and try to feed as much as possible..
Doesn't matter sexing longfins IMO . At least not most I have tried to own ..
I had what I would still bet money was a pair and they never spawned although they lived together about 6 months.
When the 'female ' died I added the 'male' to one of my groups of grow outs , figuring it would pair with someone or someone would pair with it …
Months later I remembered one of my favorite lessons fish have taught me .. As soon as you think you can predict mother nature she will make a fool of you !
In a tank of over 60 rams do you think that long fin ever found even a friend ??? No ..
I would only buy long fins from a breeder even in my quest to have what others don't..
They are my missing ram ….
 
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He seems to be very skittish
So anytime I come near the tank he does swim all the way to the back of the tank
I only recently got him from the pet store and he would not eat flake food
So I have him on frozen blood worms and brine shrimp.
Is there anything else I could feed to fatten him up or should I up the feeding schedule?
 

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I’d wait until he/she gets settled a bit more. If the temperature is not 80+, fix that. Bloodworms are great for fattening, just don’t go overboard and bloat them.
 

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