male and female? help me find out...
The easiest way to sex rams is by looking at the black mid-lateral blotch. In males, there are none of the bright blue spangles inside the blotch, whereas in females, there is. Hope this helps!
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I have a trio of these ( 1 male;2 females) and those both look like females to me
time to hunt for a male...have to call several LFS again!
I also think they are both female. If you check our profile of this fish--click on the shade name Mikrogeophagus ramirezi to see the profile--it mentions sex differences and also has a photo of a pair spawning so you can see the differences better.
Their behaviour toward each other is often a clue; two males would constantly be "challenging" each other. A pair (male/female) would be obvious by their interaction.
maybe a male blue ram?
how about this one. does this looks like a male?
Well since this is the only possible male I have found so far (and I drove 40 minutes just to take alook at it) I bought it. Surprisingly one of my females immediately swim with this one, and I've noticed that the female became a bit of aggressive towards the other tankmates. I have been watching them and the two seems bond to each other immediately. Swimming together or just following each other. I hope they really pair, the other female is being bumped by the other female everytime she tries to go near the male.
i've just noticed that the color of my female become darker and intense, is this a sign of stress or something?
On the last post, no, that is her response to the male. Fish can change the intensity of their coluration quite significantly due to interaction with a mate or other fish, environmental conditions (darker over dark substrate, lighter over light substrate) or stress. In this case it is interaction.
And I would agree it sounds as if they are forming a pair. I had identical behaviour when I introduced a female Bolivian Ram to my male, and within 3 days they spawned.
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