Have my Bolivian Rams become a mated pair?

  1. silliputty23 Member Member

    I put these in not even a week ago. The LFS I went to wasn't positive about sexing, but currently, the two are following each other everywhere.

    The first couple of days, it looked like they may have been fighting - the one I assumed to be female (flat tail fin) would charge head first at the side of the male's body. On a couple occasions, one would quickly dart at the other to chase it off and they did also do some minor kissing that didn't last too long. I haven't seen that at all in the last few days. They act like they've gotten used to each other.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPRqTpvz23E

    What do you think?
     
  2. codyrex97 Well Known Member Member

    Super cute how they follow eachother, and wow that's a nice tank :0
     

  3. tyguy7760 Fishlore VIP Member

    Love the tank!
     
  4. silliputty23 Member Member

    Wow thanks all. I still feel like it needs a little more.

    My filter flow is too strong though - I need to do something about it.
     

  5. abrooks12376 Member Member

    They're tough to sex, mine follow each other around too. When they dig a spawning pit you'll know;) what kind of filter? Google bottle baffle for hob filter
     
  6. silliputty23 Member Member

    Does following each other around not necessarily indicate a pair? Would two males ever follow each other like this? Or a platonic male/female friends-only duo?

    I feel certain the one is male because his sex organ is pointed back toward his tail. I can't see the other's too well.
     
  7. codyrex97 Well Known Member Member

    I love the wood that's in there. Really all I can see being a benefit to it is if you get more plants and your plants grow wild over time