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Bolivian rams

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Old 01-25-2007, 08:41 PM   #11
 
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8cm is about 3 or 3.5 inches.
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Old 01-25-2007, 08:43 PM   #12
 
ok, are they slow or fast growers, i'll probably get a bigger tank in about 8-9 months. THe tank im talking about is the 20 gallon one in my siggy. I will move all the fish in that tank to the bigger one once i get it.
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Old 01-25-2007, 08:45 PM   #13
 
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ok, are they slow or fast growers, i'll probably get a bigger tank in about 8-9 months. THe tank im talking about is the 20 gallon one in my siggy. I will move all the fish in that tank to the bigger one once i get it.
Depends on how you care for them. They're a bit slower than the blue rams when it comes to growing though.
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Old 01-25-2007, 08:45 PM   #14
 
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Two of em should do just fine in that tank for quite a while, especially with the relatively light fish load you have in there.
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Old 01-25-2007, 09:37 PM   #15
 
im hoping i will get a male and a female in hopes of breeding, i would love to see fish actually taking care of there babies, rather than eating them.... But i know its nearly impossible to sex while they are young, oh well.
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Old 01-25-2007, 09:40 PM   #16
 
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Bolvians will usally pick foods of the ground instead of being topfeeders so if you can it may be a good idea to pick up a small packet of sinking cichlid pellets for them.
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Old 01-26-2007, 03:28 AM   #17
 
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ive noticed that 1 of my bolivians wont come to the top for food, she stays down the bottom, tho the other one will come up for food, very weird, i have to feed the one that wont sinking food
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Old 01-28-2007, 02:05 PM   #18
 
Bolivians are very hardy

I have had a male Bolivian Ram for about 6yrs now....he is extremely resilient and easy to deal with. Keeping the tank clean is essential, nto nearly as sensitive as GBR's...I have had too many perish because of water quality issues. In my tank, the Bolivian Ram will eat anything I give him in terms of food, pellets or flake or blood worms...
Socially, the Ram has been terrific with mixed tetras and plecos...even accepted the Junipuri I added about 1yr ago....Great fish for a community tank and I wish I saw more of them in my area to add to my tank...best of luck and enjoy.
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Old 01-28-2007, 02:24 PM   #19
 
im feeding my bolivians different things each day, two days ago i fed flakes and they didnt seem to eager about it, yesterday i fed floating pellets that got waterlogged and sank, they ate them when they sank but if there were other fish in there they wouldnt sink. Today i fed them worms and they seemed ok about it but wouldnt eat them in front of me, i left then came back and there were no more worms, im going to try feeding them worms again tomorow.
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