04-30-2014, 08:48 PM
| || | Rams with a Male Betta
I am getting ready to buy some new fish to a 20g tank and right now I have the following:
1x Male Betta
2x Blue Painted Moons (Platies)
5x Peppered Corys
1x Clown Pleco
There are a few fish I have in a cart, and I would probably try to replace with an upside-down catfish and a ram. I had one that didn't last the week, but I believe it was due to the water being a little too hard for it, and thanks to the driftwood and live plants I've added, it has softened down by plenty without water treatment chemicals. The Betta was difficult at first because he was the first resident of the tank and harassed both the ram and the platies, but has mellowed enough after the ram died. Now I see him chase the platies once in a while, but it looks like he is just playing with them.
I know the risks involved, so no need to tell me. Right now I'm looking into Bolivian Rams and German Blue Rams, and I'm curious if there is a difference between the two besides colors, like is one more mean than the other, more hardy, anything that could prove useful, and if I should buy just one or buy two. Another consideration is that I'm planning to buy some Ghost Shrimp and Nerite Snails, and hopefully they won't get eaten by them.