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Old 07-07-2014, 05:15 PM   #71
 
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They stink at the first couple but by there 4th or 5th their usually fine. Or at least that is what happen with my pairs.
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Old 07-07-2014, 09:16 PM   #72
 
As with any cichlids some are good parents and others arent im sure. I have to hope to get lucky I guess but I realize the odds are not in my favor for fry surviving. That kinda sucks. I loved watching my convicts heard the fry around the aquarium and feed them micro worms.
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Old 07-07-2014, 09:19 PM   #73
 
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Lol ya breeding cichlids is AWESOME. My shellies just breed and have eggs and there cool. U could still get the rams and will probably get a least 1 good pair if you get 3 pairs.
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Old 08-13-2014, 01:58 PM   #74
 
UPDATE---
So I setup my tank and started stocking a couple weeks ago and thought i'd share the progress.

90 gallon semi planted with water wisteria. 3 types of amazon swords, hornwort, narrow leaf ludwigia (I think) and some java moss tied to rocks and a bit to driftwood.
Using white sand and flourite as substrates.I dose API leaf zone flourish one or twice a week but i will cut back now and see if the plants will continue growing without it.

For fish I have 6 platies 1m:5f
2 elelctric blue rams 1m:1f
2 german blue rams 2m

The first day I added the fish i found two small platy fry swimming but with the lack of floating cover I fear they have been eaten. I am planning to propagate my water wisteria and use the clippings as floating cover along with my piece of floating driftwood.

ALSO my female electric blue and a male german blue have paired up and have laid eggs after only a couple weeks last night. I was sure the electric blues were too small to spawn but apparently not. You'll see how small they are when i post pictures either today or tomorrow I hope. I was thinking of starting another thread with the start to finish setting up the tank so keep an eye out for that too if you guys are interested.
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Old 08-13-2014, 05:58 PM   #75
 
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I'll wait for Agent to come comment on that ram stocking. A pair and extra males worries me especially because a 90 has the footprint of a 75..
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Old 08-14-2014, 12:16 AM   #76
 
oh I just picked up four unsexed rams, I made my best guess cause the people had no idea of sexes and I got lucky that a pair formed already. I want two pairs so will rehome a male and try to switch him for a female. I dont intend to keep the extra males indefinitely
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Old 08-14-2014, 06:53 AM   #77
 
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Or you could just get 2 more females. In a 90, 3 pairs would be fine. It is not really recommended to only have 2 pairs. Cuz than you get a dominant pair.
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Old 08-14-2014, 07:14 AM   #78
 
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I wouldn't do three pairs in a 90. This tank may be 90 gallons but rams are bottom dwellers and it has the footprint of a 75. I'll direct Agent here.
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Old 08-14-2014, 07:52 AM   #79
 
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Electric blue rams are actually about half the size GBRs are when full grown so your mixed pair are both old enough to breed. What a cool pair to have formed! congrats. Interracial couple? lol

I whole heartedly agree no more males. 2 Pairs may be ok but 3 absolutely not.. and 2 males(total) will ONLY work if it is with 2 paired sets (your interracial pair *lol!* and another bonded pair). Even extra females would be an issue. They may be small fish but they have large personalities and don't like other Rams aside from their mate . I can't even safely have more then one pair in my 225g yet .
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Old 08-14-2014, 07:56 AM   #80
 
Based on observing my tank layout and the behavior of the young rams so far I don't see where a third pair could claim a territory without constant disputes from both sides. The two probable spawning areas I have (one of which is claimed) are on opposite sides of the tank and provide plenty of space for the rams to breed undisturbed by the other pair. I think I like two pairs better for this reason. Im just unsure what rams i would want for my second pair. Possibly the same male german ram and female electric blue as my other pair.

Also Im not getting any bottom dwellers like cories or loaches, instead id rather stock the rest of the tank with mid-surface swimming fish (to go with the platy's)
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