How long does it take for a Bolivian Ram to mature?
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How long does it take for a Bolivian Ram to mature?

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How long does it take for a Bolivian Ram to mature?
Old 04-30-2011, 09:19 PM   #1
 
How long does it take for a Bolivian Ram to mature?

Hello all,

I have a pair of young Bolivian Rams and I was wondering how many months it takes for this fish to become an adult, breeding age, or also when they will show their most colour.

Thank you,
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Old 05-01-2011, 12:39 PM   #2
 
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They will spawn fairly early, assuming you have a pair. Sexing this fish is very difficult until they mature to the point where the male's caudal fin filaments lengthen, and the ovipositor can be easily seen; the females is thicker than the males.

Their interaction is sometimes a clue to sex in immature fish, as males will constantly "push" each other around. Females do this less, and a pair less.

We have a photo of a pair over a clutch of eggs in our profile, click on the shaded name Bolivian Ram to go to the profile. There is also more info there.

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