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post #11 of 22 Old 04-29-2012, 10:10 PM
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Again it would potentially be hit and miss as the rams once in breeding mode can get aggressive.

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post #12 of 22 Old 04-29-2012, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
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Again it would potentially be hit and miss as the rams once in breeding mode can get aggressive.
would I be overstocked if instead of the second cichlid i got a few cory cats? Thanks again!!!
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With the original list you posted in your first post, no the corys will be fine and you will not be overstocked. Not far from it though.

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For best success/advice. I would first determine what type of water I had from the tap or water I would use for water changes.
The German Blue Ram(s) will need soft ,warm water around 80 degrees .(too warm for most of the corydoras with exception of Sterbai)
Keyhole would tolerate this temp and so would the cardinal tetra's .
Guppies you mention,would not be good fit for they need hard water, and will do poorly in soft acidic water over the long haul.
Best not to try and keep both soft water species and hard water species together.
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For best success/advice. I would first determine what type of water I had from the tap or water I would use for water changes.
The German Blue Ram(s) will need soft ,warm water around 80 degrees .(too warm for most of the corydoras with exception of Sterbai)
Keyhole would tolerate this temp and so would the cardinal tetra's .
Guppies you mention,would not be good fit for they need hard water, and will do poorly in soft acidic water over the long haul.
Best not to try and keep both soft water species and hard water species together.
Fish profiles here can help you decide what may work once you know what type of water you have .
is there a fish that you reccomend as an alternitive to a guppy?
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is there a fish that you reccomend as an alternitive to a guppy?
I might were it me, consider larger school of cardinal tetra's, or a school of rummy nose tetra's with the cardinal tetra's.
Both of these species would do well in softer warmer water than many other's In my expierience.

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I dont really like the other tetras. I geuss ill get 11 cardnials and 1 ram. What else?
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I dont really like the other tetras. I geuss ill get 11 cardnials and 1 ram. What else?
If the tank is newly established,, I would buy a baker's dozen (13) of the cardinal's, and assuming (alway's a bad thing), that the tank is fairly well planted,,I would let these tetra's settle for a few week's before considering adding any other fishes.
The ram(s) are sensitive, and I would be in no hurry to add this/these,, until tank was a few month's old.
This would give you time to research other fishes that interest you.
It's your tank, so fishes should be what YOU want, but care in choosing them will be difference between thriving community tank or,,fishes that appear sickly, frequently.

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instead of 1 ram 1 keyhole could i do a pair of rams?

It would be smarter (IMO) to do a male/female pair of German Rams, and not another type of cichlid. Do some checking on the Apistogramma cichlid (I know, not spelled right) because I believe they require harder water, and a Ram more soft-acidic water.

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Apistogramma is spelled right

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220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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