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post #11 of 18 Old 02-10-2011, 10:00 PM
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I'm with jaysee, my female has a very pink belly.

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post #12 of 18 Old 02-10-2011, 10:16 PM
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I had a male once that had a pinkish belly.

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post #13 of 18 Old 02-10-2011, 10:24 PM
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But yeah, on a fish that size it's belly would be quite pink. Maybe not all the time, but intermittently for sure.

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post #14 of 18 Old 02-10-2011, 10:41 PM
I agree 100% that the first fish is a male. You should really work with those other two rams you have, they do not look in good shape at all. I highly suggest you move them to a less competitive tank and deworm them.

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post #15 of 18 Old 02-10-2011, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
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I agree 100% that the first fish is a male. You should really work with those other two rams you have, they do not look in good shape at all. I highly suggest you move them to a less competitive tank and deworm them.
i need help sexing the other 2, they're about 2/3 the size of the large one. and were like that when i bought them. they look a bit sickly, but i think its because they're not nearly the size of the other one. as far as worms. how can i tell if they have them? the only remotly agressive fish i have are a rainbow shark, the ram, and a betta who only seems to flash his size at the ram, not since the other 2 were introduced tho.
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post #16 of 18 Old 02-11-2011, 12:10 AM
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They are too small and too stressed to sex. The sunken stomach and general shape of the fish is concerning. TBH, I wouldn't have bought it. The second one looks a little better.

Supposedly there are different strains of GBRs. I've seen some labeled as just "blue ram". From what I've seen, they are of a lower quality and are priced accordingly. Your new ones look like those fish.

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post #17 of 18 Old 02-11-2011, 01:55 PM
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This is identical to the thread in the general area, so I have merged the two.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]

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post #18 of 18 Old 02-12-2011, 05:12 PM
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looks like a male by the fins females have more round fins on the bottom front

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