Ram tank style
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Freshwater and Tropical Fish » Cichlids » Ram tank style

Ram tank style

This is a discussion on Ram tank style within the Cichlids forums, part of the Freshwater and Tropical Fish category; --> Hey everyone, I recently got a 10 gallon tank and I think I would like to put rams in it. Is this large enough ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Discus
Discus
Checkerboard Cichlid
Checkerboard Cichlid
Reply
Old 03-05-2007, 04:53 PM   #1
 
Ram tank style

Hey everyone, I recently got a 10 gallon tank and I think I would like to put rams in it. Is this large enough for a pair of rams to thrive? Also if it is, how should I decorate it. I read in a magazine that a dark substrate with rocks that make it seem like a river with a very very light current to simulate a river is best? Any opinions?

Thanks :D
Follow It Home is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2007, 04:57 PM   #2
 
Re: Ram tank style

Quote:
Originally Posted by Follow It Home
Hey everyone, I recently got a 10 gallon tank and I think I would like to put rams in it. Is this large enough for a pair of rams to thrive? Also if it is, how should I decorate it. I read in a magazine that a dark substrate with rocks that make it seem like a river with a very very light current to simulate a river is best? Any opinions?

Thanks :D

Hmm it might be hard to fit them, but if you are willing to work hard it can be done.

They are bottom dwellers but mid eaters (for me anyways). A dark substrate will bring the color out. They like a little current. They can be agressive to each other

With a 10 gallon tank you will need to have heavy filtration and you will only be able to put 2 rams in the tank with nothing else (except plants)
musho3210 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2007, 08:03 PM   #3
 
Lupin's Avatar
 
What rams are these? Bolivian or blue rams? I wouldn't try a 10 gallons tank as the minimum size for blue rams. Blue rams can be tricky to keep in a 10 gallons. A 10 gallons certainly will make it more difficult for you to adjust the water conditions compared to a 20 gallons. Bolivian rams are a little more tolerant fortunately.
Lupin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2007, 10:14 PM   #4
 
scottysgirl's Avatar
 
My two blue rams in a ten gallon QT tank are doing great together. Waste production should not be any issue at all in a ten gallon, as long as you only have two. Aggression would be the bigger issue, I would be willing to bet that if you got two females they would get along fine together. The tank (in my opinion) would need to be heavily planted and decorated in order to provide hiding places.
scottysgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Our new style Mike Off Topic Discussions 26 12-23-2008 03:19 PM
all in one style tank solareclipsed Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 4 03-31-2007 07:24 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:34 PM.