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Help to sex my blue german ram

Mraqualover

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Hi everyone,

Yesterday, I bought my first German Blue Ram from a store. The guy who sold it to me assured me that this fish was a male, but when I googled how to determine the gender, I started to doubt what he told me. Can you help me figure out the sex of this fish?

Thanks!
 

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MacZ

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Chunky one... but still a concave belly... What size is the fish (in cm)? Without a scale this is not easy. It is a domestic breed and depending on which of the two possibilities there is a difference.
 

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The oval shape and lack of metallic blue scales in the interior of the humeral spot on your fish are typical features seen on female blue rams. Males show a longer oval spot and many blue spangles within it.
 

Mraqualover

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Chunky one... but still a concave belly... What size is the fish (in cm)? Without a scale this is not easy. It is a domestic breed and depending on which of the two possibilities there is a difference.
Hi, thank you for the help. the ram have about 6-7 cm
 

Mraqualover

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The oval shape and lack of metallic blue scales in the interior of the humeral spot on your fish are typical features seen on female blue rams. Males show a longer oval spot and many blue spangles within it.
I thought that the fact that it didn't have blue metallic scales on the black spot meant that it was male and not the other way around
 

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