10-02-2010, 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Byron
In a 125 litre (33 gallon) which presumably would not be longer than 3 feet, I would not go with 3 Bolivian Ram unless you can be certain of one male/two females. Three males would be in continual "battle" within the confines of a 3-foot tank. And sexing these fish is very difficult until they are somewhat mature, and stores usually have juvenile fish. Observing their behaviour in the store tank can sometimes guide you, as any fish that is constantly "pushing" the others away is likely a male, though my female also does this to her mate out of spawning. As noted in our profile, this species does very well as a solitary fish, and one in a 3-foot tank would be lovely. They grow to almost 4 inches.
Byron, apologies first of for not completely reading the profile. It was suggested to me to put 3 bolivian rams, but i should have read the profile and known better. Well, now i'm a bit confused as to what to get for the bottom and middle part of the tank. As guppies will take the top, Platys on top and middle as well and corys at the bottom. If i get a honey gourami, that would still be at the top level, which is already crowded. Can you suggest any other big enough fish to occupy the middle please?