Ram Cichlid Pair? I Hope...

Discussion in 'Fish, Snail, Worm And Pest ID Help' started by Bry, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. BryWell Known MemberMember

    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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  2. FishywifeValued MemberMember

    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)

  3. BryWell Known MemberMember

    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.

  4. FishywifeValued MemberMember

    I'm sorry I edited after taking a second closer look.

  5. BryWell Known MemberMember

    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
  6. FishywifeValued MemberMember

    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. 20180410_095408.jpg
  7. FishywifeValued MemberMember

    She hasn't colored up properly yet. But he's trying to get her attention. Her belly is barely pink at this stage.
  8. BryWell Known MemberMember

    Here's a better pic of the one that doesn't have a blush belly

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  9. FishywifeValued MemberMember

    It will be easier to tell once the stress striping is gone :)
  10. BryWell Known MemberMember

    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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  11. FishywifeValued MemberMember

    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
  12. BryWell Known MemberMember

    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
  13. BryWell Known MemberMember

    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.
  14. BryWell Known MemberMember

    I'll try to get a video if they calm down. The one without blush is constantly swimming laps
  15. chromedome52Fishlore VIPMember

    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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