I just think it looks very much like my current female. But I don't know for sure.chromedome52 said:Not trying to be disagreeable (but I am so good at it!) but the dorsal extensions, lack of color in the belly, and slightly concave belly profile all suggest male to me. It does appear to be a very young fish, so I would take pretty much any sexing ID with a big grain of salt.
Just for comparison purposes. This is my proven female. She is very small and looks very much like yours.AquaticJ said:These new color morphs just get tougher and tougher to tell lol. Mine is very young though.
Just to clarify....the one I posted a few posts back (with no spangles) is one that I am unsure of. It's one i think is a male...but not entirely sure. It's not fully mature yet.chromedome52 said:But Biz, your male has no spangles on the body at all, and that is atypical as an individual; may be the result of the black mutation.
Verrry interestink. If I had tanks up and running, I'd be out looking for some of these. Probably at Preuss in Lansing.
Its beyond annoying! haha! I am starting to think the body spangles play a huge roll here. I really do. And no one can disagree with that since no one truly knows how to sex this morph! haha If the body spangles end up playing as much of a roll as I am starting to think....they might turn out to be very easily sexed!AquaticJ said:It’s kind of annoying these aren’t as easy to sex as their wild counterpart, lol. !
I am going a different route though.....I am not just referring to the black spot. I am referring to the whole body. Notice how yours (that I think is a girl), and my proven female both have spangling all over the body. Especially my female on post #13.AquaticJ said:Honestly, with the regular ol’ Blue Ram, I like using the spangle method. Though like @chromedome52 mentioned, you have to be careful of how you conclude whether the spangles are in the black dot, or surrounding the black dot. That’s where I think people can get confused. Of course it also depends on the strain too. Severely inbred strains is where I think the males can sometimes have those spangles IN the black because, granted, shiny blue spangles catch the eye.