12-31-2010, 01:15 AM
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Originally Posted by cbirk
Hey all, I am setting up a 20 gal tank that will have 5-6 panda Corys in it. I wanted to get something that will stand out and was thinking getting a Bolivian Ram. I didn't see anything in the profile that says they need to be in schools, so I wanted to check here if they did. I don't think I will have the room for another 4-5 fish on top of the corys.
Will 1 or 2 BRs be ok with this setup? I am planning on having a lot of plants in this tank which I read elsewhere that they really like too. Any help would be awesome!
Tank size is a bit tight for two bolivian Rams.
In the event you were to end up with two males,,then territorial disputes would be expected and one fish will be the loser.
If you were to end up with a male/female and spawning took place ,the cory's would end up on the receiving end of punishment when they came close to the nest.
Cory's aren't very smart ,and seem to be drawn to areas where eggs are present despite repeated attacks from parent's.I believe the eggs of fishes produce a scent that draws the cory's as well as other catfish to nesting areas but I have no scientific proof, just observations I have made.
Bolivian Rams are very hard to sex with any degree of accuracy and most folks give each Ram 30 plus gallons, which helps keep aggression levels somewhat manageable providing there is LOT"S of caves ,wood,plants,etc.