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120 gallon Rainbow fish and loach and bolivian rams
Old 11-10-2012, 10:16 AM   #1
 
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120 gallon Rainbow fish and loach and bolivian rams



Here are some videos of my 120 Gallon planted tank
It houses mainly loaches and rainbows but has 2 bolivian rams in it also since I love them
The gold Gourami is now gone he developed swim bladder

Loaches: Clowns, Golden Zebra and 1 Queen loach can't find anymore of them

Rainbows: Bosemani, Red, Parkinsons, and 3 dwarf females left from the 10 I originally started with in my smaller aquarium
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Old 11-10-2012, 02:33 PM   #2
 
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Gorgeous tank, beautiful fish!!!
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Old 11-10-2012, 02:48 PM   #3
 
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Gorgeous tank, beautiful fish!!!
Is there anyway you can sex my bolivians in that video one is alot smaller since I have only had that one for a few months now that my other Bolivian is in a bigger tank I thought I would find it a mate I think I had a female and this one is a male not sure can you tell I know you are a bolivian fan
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Old 11-10-2012, 03:08 PM   #4
 
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Yup! I am. . . H U G E fan of these gorgeous fish! And I admit that it was the name in the title that caught my eye to stop by this thread, lol!

I just went back and re-watched both videos, but I can't get a clear look at either of their vents, I'm sorry! It's actually pretty easy to tell, if you know what you're looking for. . . if you have a clearer still image of their vents, I might be able to help - or if you'd like I can post up some images of my rams? Maybe you can see the difference in my males and females, and it could help you tell your babies apart?
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:07 PM   #5
 
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Love the clowns and zebras together! Tank looks awesome Boxer! Kudos on the custom background and the plant and fish selection!
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:24 PM   #6
 
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Here are some pics the smaller one wouldn't stay still and its easier using my iphone then camera
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:27 PM   #7
 
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Love the clowns and zebras together! Tank looks awesome Boxer! Kudos on the custom background and the plant and fish selection!
Yes I will have to upload my pictures on the DIY background and do a step by step for the DIY threads on this forrum
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:29 PM   #8
 
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If the white that I see on the bottom shot is her vent, then she's a girl - can't tell on the first one, still. I know, it's hard to get a good shot of a wiggly fish! With Bolivians, the vent is the ONLY way to tell gender. . . Males have a very slim tiny vent, more pointed toward the back. The vent of a female is larger and angled *slightly* more downward than back. Once you SEE it, you'll know, but it is tricky if you have two of the same gender! I have 3 females, and 2 males - so to me, the difference is obvious!
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:38 PM   #9
 
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Here... it's just easier to SHOW you than to try to explain. . . these are two of my little brats:



The shot above is a male, see how thin and angled his vent is? It's really hardly there - my other male looks just the same.

The shot below is a female, see how thick her vent is, and the way it angles downward a bit more? It's very obviously there. . . and shaped as such so that she can release eggs. All of my girls look like this one.

You can't really tell with these guys by coloration, or elongated top-fins, or the filaments on their tails, etc, because these traits have been selectively bred into both genders at this point. . .




Hope that helps you to get a handle on the genders of your little ones! Be cautious when introducing a new Livie to the group - they can get snarky!!!

And I don't even SEE the background you guys are talking about! Maybe I have to go through the videos again, I was having too much fun looking at the beautiful fish and plants!!!
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:29 PM   #10
 
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yeah I can't really tell on the small one with my contacts in I will have to look when I don't have them in and can see close up can't really see the vent at all on the smaller fish maybe thats because its a male if it is they are not bonding the big one rams it a few times a day I know someone from work that ordered to pairs one of them bonded the other didn't I love the way the lock lips its so cute
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