I started this whole situation in a previous thread with a question, but decided that I'd gotten a bit far from my original question and should just start a new thread for advice and tips.
Started with a Blue Ram and a Bolivian Ram the lfs had mistaken for a male Blue Ram. Returned those when my husband got me a pair of German Blue Rams that looked like they had bonded at the store (I didn't want to create a territorial problem with the odd Blue female and the bonded pair, and didn't want to leave the Bolivian all alone)
The first day I got them (yesterday) they mostly swam together most of the time but when they chased each other it was pretty intense to watch, so I got a pot for the female to hide in. She never used it. The chasing slowed down a lot today and they actually set up a piece of territory in the middle of my tank on the fake log. They've been gently chasing away the other fish since mid-afternoon.
I went to the lfs, and when I got back I discovered a patch of white fuss on the little piece of log they've been defending. Eggs! It looks like they've spawned after only being here less than 48 hours! Is that normal? They have both been defending their little plot of log together pretty peacefully and even though they chase other fish away, its only when they get way too close and then they don't actually chase them very far and never nip at them.
I know that they usually eat their first few spawnings, so I won't be too disappointed if the nest is gone in the next few days, but if they do survive I'm gonna have to figure something out...
Anyone out there have experience with this sorta stuff? I'll post updates regularly as I'm absolutely fascinated by these guys.