Thread: Sexing German Blue Rams
04-27-2008, 10:01 AM #21Member Goldfish
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Is this applicable to Balloon Rams too? I have a 1/2 inch balloon GBR it also has black lines on its lower fins ? ? ?
Anyway , thanx for the info.
04-27-2008, 11:08 AM #22
04-28-2008, 03:48 PM #23
Attached is a link to my 2 fav rams I've ever had. You can clearly see differences between the male and female.
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05-09-2008, 12:01 AM #24
Haha, alright, this is strange.
My presumed female has the black spot with the sheen. This I noticed. She also has a relatively low 3rd dorsal spine. However, her pelvic fins have no black on them, only blue.
My presumed male has 3 noticeable black spot things, with no sheen on any. He has a high 3rd dorsal spine, noticeably high. But his pelvic fins have the black! Lol, I'm so confused.
They have yet to spawn and the presumed male seems to be a bit dominate over the presumed female.20 Gallon
3x Kuhli Loach
4x Juvenile Red Wag Platy
3x Red Wag Platy
1x Dwarf Honey Sunset Gourami
2x German Blue Rams (M+F)
3x Otto Cats
65 watt 10000k Flourescant Light
Live plants, driftwood, rocks.
Not sure yet.
05-09-2008, 06:32 PM #25
sometimes they just wont really pair together. I've had Males and Females who dont like each other.
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07-02-2008, 07:44 PM #26
it was a great piece of info., i used it to find a mate for my male ram and today itself i have discovered that they have spawned.
07-02-2008, 07:45 PM #27
07-03-2008, 10:12 PM #28
thanks fishalicious, but i'm confused about what should be my next step.the rams are in the community tank containing tetras and rainbows. so, should i removed them or leave the tank as it is?:confused
07-03-2008, 10:16 PM #29
If it is there first spawn it might go wrong... like with all cichlids the first few nests rarely make it but they get better and better at it Leave them to it the first few times... once Rams start spawning they usually regularly do so. After 3-4 times you will get a good idea if their parental insticts are good and are able to keep the eggs & fry safe from the other fish in the tank. Give them a chance to do it on their own first
07-04-2008, 07:37 PM #30
u were right fishalicious,all the eggs have dissapeared. thanks for answering me, i'll stick to ur advice.