Ram Cichlid Pair? I Hope...

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Tore apart my 20 gallon, stripped scrubbed restarted. Decided I wanted a pair of German Ram Cichlids. I think I have a male and female (the guy helping me wasn't sure.) but I would like to confirm.
I was going by one having a big "blush" patch and the other didn't. Could anyone tell me what type of Rams they are?
 

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Congrats, it looks to me like you have 2 females. I zoomed in on the upper one it seems to have a pink belly too. Take some pix when they are both settled in and I'll try to sex them for you ( I have 2 pairs myself)
 
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Yayyy!! I literally went by the blush spot and one had duller colors. The guy helping me even said he had no idea. So I took a guess.
 
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One has a bright pink belly, the other usually doesn't though sometimes has a very very soft pink.
I'm shocked I may have picked two females. Usually I always pick males
 

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I did the same thing only I kept getting females. Now finally I have 2 pairs. On the plus side, you only gotta find a Male if it ends up being both females. Here's a pic of one of my pairs for comparison
Male is bottom.
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She hasn't colored up properly yet. But he's trying to get her attention. Her belly is barely pink at this stage.
 
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Sigh. The waiting game. They're out of the bag now and I got a couple pictures but the stripes are still pretty dark.
Ughhh. I'm so curious.
 

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As of your second pic it does look more like a pair. But I cant be 100% certain yet. Does the one without the blush have very elongated fin rays at the front of the dorsal? Sure fire way to tell
 
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The one without the blush has like three black stripes in the Mohawk and I think the bottom front fins have a stripe of black.
If you're asking about fin shape, I can't tell. They're too busy exploring to sit still long enough lol
 
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The one without blush has blue spots on the fins, the one with blush doesnt. From what I can see
Edit: The one with blush does have some but only at the base of the fins the one without blush as spots all over.
 
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I'll try to get a video if they calm down. The one without blush is constantly swimming laps
 

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I can tell from the first pictures and all the subsequent pictures that you have a pair. Fat fish=female. Skinny fish=male. Sometimes it really is just that simple.
 
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