Spoke with someone who specializes with bolivians, chance could be female but they lean towards male due to a very very tiny breeding tube.Adorable! I've never kept Bolivians...Are you sure it isn't a female? Rounded dorsal & anal fins in some pics...iffy in others...just general cichlid sexing thoughts. Your last pic looks more male, a lot can change in a month...they all look "girly" when young...& the colorful fins...could be a boy...I don't know...
Lol yeah I guess the females have much larger ones.Breeding tube?!? That very teeny tiny bump? OK, family forum (ahem), but I almost can't see it...but no need for circling this time, lol.
It's hard to use the genital papillae as a definitive trait in sexing unless the fish are older and the papilla is a bit more prominent. I wouldn't use that as a guide until the fish is nearing full maturity. Based on the size of the ram in relation to that skirt tetra (which additionally is farther behind the ram and appears larger than it really is in respect to the ram) I don't think the fish is old enough yet to rely on the shape of the papilla for a sex ID. The fin extensions of the tail get a lot longer on males than females. The same holds true for the dorsal fin to a degree but sometimes isn't as pronounced in some males. Your fish doesn't seem to be showing any growth there yet. That would indicate a female.Spoke with someone who specializes with bolivians, chance could be female but they lean towards male due to a very very tiny breeding tube.
Could be either or as still young, so can't be 100% right now.
Either way, I'm over the moon for this fish. Hes a little sweetheart, very curious and not an aggressive behavior at all from him.
They are great fish. Not nearly as sensitive as blue rams and some of the more delicate apistos, and hardly any aggression except when breeding. I've only kept them a couple of times, but never had any problems with them. I consider them an ideal beginner cichlid, assuming the "beginner" isn't still learning about water quality and is beyond the most egregious beginner mistakes.