06-12-2010, 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Calmwaters
So just to make sure I understand. The light I had to begin with would have worked right? And as far as the rams I already have them and will be moveing them from the 10 into the 20 in a few minutes they are floating in bags as we speak. If I see that they begin to be over aggresive with each other I will move them into the 44 gallon. There are a few big plants in the tank they will be going into and I plan on adding more plants this week. I bought them Thursday because the lady at the LFS that seemed like she knew she was talking about said they would only get a little bigger than they are now. I had researched them several months ago and I remembered they would work with my water perms but could not remember how big they would get she said they would be fine in 10 gallons.
One more question there will be 4 female bettas, the 2 rams, and 3 Otos is that ok in a 20 gallon? Thanks again Byron and everyone for all your help.
If by originally you mean the Corallife, no. That is not a good plant light, too much blue. You want something close to daylight, full spectrum, whatever they may call it, around 6500K. Anything from 5000-7000K will be fine.
Good that you have a 40, that will work if the 20 doesn't. As I said, they do not cause damage (usually), but it is stressful for one of them to be constantly harassed, so having room for them to be themselves out of sight of each other is the idea. Separation with plants, bogwood or even rock works, so they have the "feel" of their own territory. They will occasionally push other fish out of their "space" too, again not with any injury; my Ram is a male, and he will not allow a couple of the corys to enter his "space" when he is feeding, the other corys he doesn't bother with; must be something about these. But it is just a slight "push" and they bounce right back, basically ignoring him unless he is persistent. I doubt the Rams will pay any attention to the bettas.
You did say these Rams were 1 inch? That store person does not know her Rams if she thinks this is as big as they get. Or else, they are different fish.