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post #1 of 6 Old 12-19-2010, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
Breeding Blue Rams

Hi I was wondering if I could add three female rams to my one male. I have had the male around a year and he is full grown. I'm hoping to breed them and I hope the male win accept the females... any tips on fry food... I heard about first bites and i have bbs frozen

38 gallon :
Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




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post #2 of 6 Old 12-19-2010, 03:49 PM
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As noted in our profile, this species is best when kept as a pair. This can depend upon the tank size. While a group of one male and 3 females would be OK in general, with sufficient space, during spawning the "extra" females might be hounded. Both the male and female can be very protective of the eggs and fry. This is common for most all the dwarf cichlids.

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post #3 of 6 Old 12-19-2010, 10:00 PM Thread Starter
so what would you suggest

38 gallon :
Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




The Wet Spot Portland Oregon!!!!!!

ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
7 Clown Killies
7 Ghost shrimp
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post #4 of 6 Old 12-20-2010, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
I have a 38 gallon

38 gallon :
Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




The Wet Spot Portland Oregon!!!!!!

ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
7 Clown Killies
7 Ghost shrimp
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post #5 of 6 Old 12-21-2010, 12:03 PM
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In a 38g, presumably no longer than 3 feet, I wold go with one pair of either Ram species, no more.

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Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #6 of 6 Old 12-21-2010, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
ok well thank you for the help Byron... hopefully the babies will live. Now all I ahve to do is find the right female.. I have heard i am getting one for X-mas

38 gallon :
Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




The Wet Spot Portland Oregon!!!!!!

ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
7 Clown Killies
7 Ghost shrimp

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