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Are german blue rams really injected with hormones?

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Are german blue rams really injected with hormones?
Old 02-10-2014, 10:10 AM   #1
 
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Are german blue rams really injected with hormones?

I've seen this around a lot that german blue rams are injected or exposed to hormones to increase their colors. Is this true? It wouldn't surprise me, except for that fact that I don't typically hear this about other fish. Why do it to german blue rams and not other fish? That's the part that makes no sense to me.
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Old 02-10-2014, 10:33 AM   #2
 
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I have read that a number of times as well. If the fish are small and exhibiting mature breeding colors, then I would be suspect.
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Old 02-10-2014, 10:47 AM   #3
 
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A well coloured ram is worth a lot of money. They are given the fishy version of testosterone to get their breeding colours up.
It can make them look nice at the seller but fades away a bit after you bring them home.
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Old 02-10-2014, 04:03 PM   #4
 
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That's so sad! They are naturally beautiful fish! I just don't get why they would only do this to rams. It would seem well colored fish of other species would also be desirable.
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Old 02-10-2014, 04:37 PM   #5
 
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It's done with apistos as well.
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Old 02-10-2014, 04:40 PM   #6
 
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Any time you see juvi fish displaying mature colors it should make you wonder....
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Old 02-10-2014, 05:39 PM   #7
 
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Well I don't know enough about them to know what mature colors are and whether or not the ones at the store are even juveniles. :P
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Old 02-10-2014, 06:33 PM   #8
 
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That's what the Internet is for You can look at pics of adult fish AND juvi fish. For many species, the two may not look anything like each other.
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Old 02-10-2014, 06:45 PM   #9
 
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I've read about this with african cichlids as well.
Brighter colors = more $$$$
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Old 02-11-2014, 12:51 AM   #10
 
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Well, I'll find out. Hopefully I get some babies to raise at some point? It's still sad though...
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