Seeing as how when it comes to bolivian rams, the web is rather scarce on information about breeding and fry care, I thought I'd take this opportunity to post pictures of the fry I have in my community tank before they're all eaten.
They have just been ushered out of their pit by the mother for the first time since hatching. This is what they look like when they are free swimming.
They're still heavily guarded by both parents, and the coloration of the parents is incredibly brilliant. Very bright orange, red, blue and the black bars and spots are very clearly defined and very black.
As you can see in the final picture, they are both regarding me and my camera with scorn. The mother repeatedly rammed herself into the glass trying to scare me, so I actually had only a small amount of time to snap these pictures before I freaked out, I don't want her beating herself up about it!
I'm not sure if you can see, but they're in a small depression, and just one pit out of about 5 that they've dug in the sand. They make great pits.
I'm going to try to get some with a turkey baster, and rear them in my fry tank in a separate breeder box. We'll see how it goes.