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GBR Sexing

Discussion in 'Other South American Dwarf Cichlids' started by Bercey, Aug 3, 2017.

  1. Bercey

    Bercey New Member

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    Hey guys, I've been thrown for a loop on these rams I got recently. Not too sure if I've got a male and a female or two females. Any help is appreciated!

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    They've also been doing the lip locking thing. Lol

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  2. Bart Hazes

    Bart Hazes Member

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    Two females I'm afraid.
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    dw1305 Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Hi all,
    I think we've been down this <"particular avenue before">, in 2014? Did you ever find the sex of those two?

    With the usual disclaimer that I'm pretty poor at ID and sexing, I'm sure the second fish is a female, because she has prominent blue spangles in the black humeral spot.

    I'm leaning towards male for the first fish (no blue spangles), but it isn't a very strong lean.

    cheers Darrel
  4. Bart Hazes

    Bart Hazes Member

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    My response was based on purple belly below the black flank spot, instead of yellow, and plumper shape than typical males. For apistos I've only seen lip-locking between males or between females but not so far between a male and female. If that is always the case and also applies to rams than that would be another indication that these are two females. The good part is that it is normally not too hard to find GBR in stores.
  5. Shane Puthuparambil

    Shane Puthuparambil Member

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    Male: IMG_2565.JPG
    Fem:
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  6. Drayden Farci

    Drayden Farci New Member

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    Looks like two females. Males aren't that "plump", and neither has a very defined/extended dorsal tip.

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