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German Blue Rams - Not having any luck
Old 02-19-2007, 01:54 PM   #21
 
the pH doesnt affect them as much as you would think.
the tank maybe needs to be more aged before you add any. i went through 7 before getting a pair that lived and my dad has been through around 13 and only 4 have survived.
thier kinda like neon tetras, you buy 10 and maybe 1 or 2 live. i dont advise buying 10 rams though...try 2 at a time. the company of another helps them to be less stressed in a new home
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Old 02-20-2007, 11:34 AM   #22
 
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the pH doesnt affect them as much as you would think.
the tank maybe needs to be more aged before you add any. i went through 7 before getting a pair that lived and my dad has been through around 13 and only 4 have survived.
thier kinda like neon tetras, you buy 10 and maybe 1 or 2 live. i dont advise buying 10 rams though...try 2 at a time. the company of another helps them to be less stressed in a new home
Like I said earlier, I don't think it was the ph as much as the hardness of the water. I am on Lake Michigan water from Chicago so it's fairly hard.
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Old 02-20-2007, 11:37 AM   #23
 
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Many people think bolivian rams colors are to normal but actually they can look really nice, obviously not as good as the blue ram but if you have good temperature, 80+ (mine is at 79-80) and good water conditions, they will have beautiful colors, mine are starting to have little rainbow colored spots on the gills, they are also getting gold bellies and one of them has a slight pink belly, but i dont think its female since they arent pairing up nor are they even getting along. Oh well, i hope you have good luck with the bolivians, they are much more hardier.
Mine don't have the rainbow colored spots yet, and I think I may have gotten a female and male, one has much less dark striping splotching if you will then the other. The paler one is really rather funny, the last two days when it sees me it swims back and forth in a about a 4 inch space, almost like a dog begging. It's pretty funny. The pelvic fins are really cool on these fish as well.
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Old 02-20-2007, 04:08 PM   #24
 
its hard to sex them when they are not in breeding time, i dont think the darkness or lightness of there color has anything to do with it, the females get pink bellies when they are about to breed
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Old 03-01-2007, 02:02 PM   #25
 
Hello, this is a long thread so forgive me if im just restating something, but I heard that GBRs are much better species tank fish and dont do too well in communities.
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Old 03-01-2007, 04:11 PM   #26
 
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Hello, this is a long thread so forgive me if im just restating something, but I heard that GBRs are much better species tank fish and dont do too well in communities.
not always true, they are chichlids so they all have different personalities, sure they cant be held with all types of fish but a species tank is going to far.
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