Sexing Bolivian Rams

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Can someone sex these 2 for me please? They lip-lock around feeding times not sure if they're 2 males. Any thoughts? Will try and get more pictures tomorrow if it helps.


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Hi
Check the dorsal fins, Males are more pointy at the rear
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Ohh they are lovely. My guess, just pure guess, would be they are both male. Just looks like extended fins and tail ends too.. but it might be different because of the camera angle. The first photo not 100% sure .
I always look at breeding tubes as well. Are they out and visible to take photo?
My female has round, squared off tube, wider ish. Mail thinner and pointing more towards the tale. Not sure if can apply this theory to all Bolivian rams..

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My Bolivian rams.

Male. Really extended fins and tail
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Female - top one- straight cut tail end, no extension, rounded up shorter fins.





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I'd say 2nd picture a male, 1st harder to tell but I'd guess male.
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Thanks folks will take more pictures tomorrow, should I split them up if they're both male?

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Sixo wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 20:54 pm Can someone sex these 2 for me please? They lip-lock around feeding times not sure if they're 2 males. Any thoughts? Will try and get more pictures tomorrow if it helps.


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Locking lips, as such, can be a sign of mating up.
At first glance I would take an educated guess as one male & one female.
Also a handsome looking Keyhole cichlid too.
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They are two males, and yes I would split them up. They’ll only keep fighting...

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@Stephen thank you call the Keyhole Keith, (personally I preferred the name Lloyd). He's the last remaining Keyhole my wife is very fond of him.

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Suspect it myself they're both boys.
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