02-16-2012, 07:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Timothy 1998 cremer
I keep German blue rams and golden rams in a tank with a pH around 6.5. I would not recommend this fish to a newcomer but rather to a experienced amazon biotope aquarium as they need much the same care.Dense plantation,low light and an overall dark appearance of the tank is a must along with soft water and a ph from 6 to 7.5.They will breed readily in a densely planted aquarium with flat stones and soft acidic water.Hope this helps. You will have to change those water parameters if you really want to keep them. They are true Jewels when kept under the right conditions.
I agree. They are sensitive fish, and keeping them any length of time does require the ideal water conditions, IMO. It's not that difficult, to purchase RO water (at least here in the US) and add that with each water change. But as Kimmy, says, maybe better to look at Bolivian Rams. They are nice and even larger than a GBR.