I am new to the site and come from the UK
I have read and searched alot about this but would like a concrete answer if possible
I originally bought a male ram on it's own from one of the local fish stores, when buying i asked if they needed to be in pairs but the answer was no.
he has been very happy in my community tank for a good few months, getting on very well with all the other tankmates (even a dwarf puffer!)
i have recently moved to a 180 litre tank and as a new addition bought a pair of agassizi cichlid's as the lfs explained they would be better in pairs
now the ram and male agassizi are showing off to each other and the agassizi will nudge and nip the ram
my ultimate question is, if i get a female ram, will this make the male feel more at ease and less bothered about contesting with the agassizi? or is it still likely to continue?
also, the current batch of ram's at my lfs are very small in comparison to mine, is this going to be a problem when trying to pick a female for my male to bond with?
many thanks for any help and suggestions