German blue rams sexing

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PaulAdonis55G

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Hello guys,

I have these 2 rams for about 3 months now, I was pretty sure at the beginning that I got 2 females but I hoped that one will eventually prove to be a male, but it didn’t.

It is super confusing because the one that looks more like a male is smaller and it is being bullied by the one that has female features

Could you please clarify for me if I have indeed 2 females because if so I will buy one male(hoping it’s going to be a male this time)?

PS: These rams are not soft fishes at all, I’ve been reading a lot about them to see a lot of negative feedback on how soft they are and easy to die but I have absolutely no problem with mine, they are eating like crazy and behaving greatC47D70C5-660B-4628-A2A1-137C7B7C230C.jpeg19B6C628-276E-42F0-9AF9-2CF89E86E9E8.jpeg
 
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Both female as they have pink bellies. I wouldn't just get a male, three can be a dangerous number for GBR. If you get more then get 2 more.
 
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Feohw said:
Both female as they have pink bellies. I wouldn't just get a male, three can be a dangerous number for GBR. If you get more then get 2 more.
That’s great news, I was actually thinking of getting 2 males, thanks for your answer.
 
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In my opinion, GBRs get a bad rap for being difficult fish to keep.

You have to start by getting quality fish. And so long as they are kept at a water temperature of around 81 or 82 and good water quality is maintained, they are fun fish to have.
 
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The key thing is stability. These fishes hate changes including temp changes during water changes. They are said to be schooling fishes but you need a lot for them to school - in small numbers they fight like cat and dogs.
 
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