01-03-2012, 08:01 AM
| || | Just because you get a pair of GBR, is doesn't mean they'll necessarily mate. Getting a bonded pair is important, but that being said, from what I know that does not automatically mean babies. I have 2 German Blue Rams. I've been lucky and they've had eggs twice, but neither time have been fertile. Mine lay eggs on a piece of driftwood, but I've seen them, (once) dig a divit in the sand, but so far not put eggs there. Not sure how that would work with pea gravel. I have Cardinals with mine, and my Rams keep them away from the eggs. Danios would likely eat them, if they could get at them. Good luck. I'd like to get fry some day too!
Originally Posted by rincon
I have a 20gal community tank w/ endlers (subspecies of guppies), and zebra danios.
I was thinking of getting around 4-6 young rams w/ the intent to breed them. I know that the parents care for the fry, and here are my questions:
1. I have a rock substrate, the rocks are as big as peas, more or less and are blue. would they still dig a "nest" even if the rocks aren't a nat. color?
2. would the fry be eaten by the endlers or danios, or the other rams for that matter, even though the parents would protect them?
3. In the event that I do have fry, what would I feed them?
Another thing to consider. Endlers should not be kept in soft, acidic water and GBR's must be kept in that type of water. You may have some combatibility issues. My GBR's are in a PH of 6.3 and low PH is necessary for breeding, from what I know.
Last edited by GwenInNM; 01-03-2012 at 08:07 AM..