Originally Posted by ElectricBlueJackDempsey
you shouldn't have to worry very much knowing Blue Rams only live about 1-2 years in aquariums. They will be gone before the texas cichlid will be able to consume them.
I would agree that the German blue/gold rams candle burns all too quickly, but with proper care they can live to four years.
A healthy Texas cichlid at one year ,should be in the neighborhood of eight inches long and could easily consume the ram.
As juvenile, The Texas would not need to be able to eat the ram, It would/could, simply kill it and may or may not consume the remains.
In any event,, The two fishes don't belong together due to differing water chemistry requirements and Temperment. IMHO