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Help sexing my German blue rams / ramirezi

Druw

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Hi all,

Yesterday I bought my first German blue rams. Before I went to the store I have read a lot about sexing gbr. In the first fish store I was yesterday it was obvious that they were all female so I went to another because I want a male and female. According to the fish store they determined with 2 employees that the smaller one was male and the bigger one female. They had to catch them to determine this so the colours were faded when I got there but should return at home they said. When they arrived home they were bland in colouring and this morning they indeed have a little more colour. But when I use all the guidelines I find online then I guess they are both female or the big one is male. Either way, I don't know anymore. Behaviour wise the smaller one chased the bigger more colourful one around yesterday and today the bigger one chases around the small one..

Please help sexing them.
 

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MacZ

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The one with the red belly is a female, the other one still has the lateral stripe of a juvenile and is definitely too young to sex in my opinion.

Also on the penultimate picture I see something that might be a Camallanus worm hanging from the fish. Make sure to address this problem.
 

Druw

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Thanks for your help. I have observed my fish and they indeed seem to have a worm infection so I will treat them.
 

MacZ

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Thanks for your help. I have observed my fish and they indeed seem to have a worm infection so I will treat them.
Hurry. A camallanus parasitosis can shorten the lifespan significantly, even if treated successfully.
 

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