Rams fighting or mating?

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Well I know that one is a female because one has laid eggs. But recently I've noticed that they square off in the tank fully flared at each other then they kinda lip lock and spin around then they go back to they're sides. Are they both females or is this just normal behavior?

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Recently one stays on each side when before they used to be civil and stay together.
 

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If it's a pair they're testing each other to make sure they are picking suitable mate. ( it's a test of strength). It's normal, but sometimes 2 females will also pair up and lay eggs. Post a picture and can tell you if it's a boy, and a girl.
 
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fissh said:
If it's a pair they're testing each other to make sure they are picking suitable mate. ( it's a test of strength). It's normal, but sometimes 2 females will also pair up and lay eggs. Post a picture and can tell you if it's a boy, and a girl.
I'll try to get a picture it'll be a while though they're both hiding now
 
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Not sure. One has a really pink belly and glittering on the dark and the other had a really long front black fin on the top and no glittering
 

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the one with the pink belly and blue shimmering spots is a female. the one with the long fin on top is a male. the third spin on the dorsal fin is longer on males than females. the shape of the head on females is rounded and the males have a blocky head
 
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So they're just getting more accustomed to each other? I mean I've had them for a little
Over a few months now
 
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92cw12 said:
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the one with the pink belly and blue shimmering spots is a female. the one with the long fin on top is a male. the third spin on the dorsal fin is longer on males than females. the shape of the head on females is rounded and the males have a blocky head
Are females bigger or smaller? Always seems like the smaller one wins the battles.
 
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