05-02-2012, 07:30 PM
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If you do get a pair of ram, understand that this fish must select its own mate, what we term a bonded pair. In the store tank it is easy to see bonded pairs. If the male/female have not bonded, they may or may not tolerate each other long-term. I have had a male kill the female even after spawning a couple of times, because I put them together rather than they having selected each other.
I second this. I just lost my female Blue Ram. Dead when I got home yesterday. There was nothing wrong with her, eating everything normal. This is a pair that has spawn a number of times, but I decided I really don't want to mess with breeding and weeks ago, bumped my ph up slightly. I'm wondering now, if the male didn't kill her
Because I got the female after the male, he did not pick her out. Rams are sure not easy to keep, but they are pretty!