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blue ram sexing

bruincaster

New Member
5 Year Member
Hiya guys, I m new to the forums but I was hoping someone can help me sex this blue ram. Hoping its a female, however this one has really good colors so Im not so sure and the other male harasses this one.

Thanks in advance!
 

curviceps

Member
5 Year Member
Blue Ram females also have very good colours. They are easy to sex as they have magenta coloured bellies. It seems like there is a hint of that in your photo, but you can observe this more for yourself.
 

bruincaster

New Member
5 Year Member
Thanks curviceps. I read that too. I also saw something about the blue spangling on their bodies, but the male in the background fits more into the female sex than the one in the front. He has a dark red belly and his spangling is less uniform and inside the black dots.

I can try to take better photos today, but they are with a camera phone and fishies r fast =/
 

Mike Wise

Moderator
Staff member
5 Year Member
The front fish looks like a female to me. Females have a more round black spot on the flanks. This spot has blue spangles throughout. Males have a more elongated black flank spot. Blue spangles are concentrated around the edge.
 

bruincaster

New Member
5 Year Member
okay lol, so i think you guys are right its a female. problem is i think the one i thought was a male is also a female.. thats life lol.

another picture of the female:




a picture of the male:
 

Mike Wise

Moderator
Staff member
5 Year Member
Yes, I think you're right. When you look closely at a tank full of Rams, the humeral (flank) spots will be more noticeably different on the sexes.
 
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