12-08-2009, 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by redlessi
Thanks Byron, what do you have in the tank with your rams? So you are saying they dont mind being alone?
As a species they don't mind being on their own. Observations by Horst Linke at collecting sites were that the fish appear to live in isolation except when spawning. They make good community fish, because for a cichlid they are quite docile, except of course when spawning.
I have a single male in my 115g Amazonian Riverscape tank, with about 130 characins, corydoras, and a couple of whiptails (Rineloricaria sp.). He periodically will nudge at the corys when they are feeding from tablets, as the Ram is a bottom feeder; never goes to the surface, never. Remains in the lower level and picks food off the substrate, plant leaves and wood.