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Old 03-17-2014, 11:49 PM   #101
 
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You enabler, lol! I can't stop looking at the pic of your little girl (hopefully). She's so beautiful, and I've been researching tonight too. You are right--lots of people do say they can adapt, but more seem to think they can't. I assume yours is captive bred, and I read they can more easily adapt. I also read how difficult it is to sex the Electric Blues, as when they are young, the only likely sign of a female is the more stout body. I wonder why they are harder to sex than the regular blue rams? Color gets in the way, I suppose.

I recently got a little yellow Apisto, a yellow form of the Cockatoo, and I thought I couldn't have it with a Ram, but I just read in several places where people keep them together with no problem. So I'm thinking of getting an Electric Blue myself now, thanks to you! My little Apisto is only about an inch long. How big is your little girl? I'm thinking if I get only one Ram, that they will get along. I don't want anyone getting feisty because of breeding behavior and my little Apisto being injured or killed. But if I had only one of each... maybe it would work(?) And yes, I did read about the temperature can be 78-84 with no problem for rams, so I'm thinking my 80 degree tank would be fine. And I have a breeder here in S. California where I am, so the shipping is cheap, and overnight every time I've ordered from him. He's likely to have very similar PH and hardness to my water.AND he has the Electrics available now! So I'm thinking of giving it a try!
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Old 03-18-2014, 12:08 AM   #102
 
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Can you PM me the breeder info? :D I may be interested in some! Mine is from petsmart so likely captive bred in Asia with softer water... So far she is about 1-1.5 inches maybe. She's tiny! Smaller than my normal blue ram.
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Old 03-22-2014, 08:56 AM   #103
 
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So it looks like my angels may be getting ready to spawn. (: -crosses fingers-

Angelfish breeding?
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Old 04-02-2014, 03:39 AM   #104
 
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And so it begins.... I just saw an angelfish chasing a neon tetra literally looking like it was gonna eat it.
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Old 04-03-2014, 08:59 PM   #105
 
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Oh my... I know you can't separate them, no other tank is available. How many neons do you have? If you find any missing, you'll know that's what's happening. Are your Angels still bickering amongst themselves?
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Old 04-04-2014, 01:18 AM   #106
 
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Haha I don't mind if he neons get eaten. That sounds bad. I don't like them all that much because they swim like a cm from the bottom and I hardly even see them :/! The angelfish are bickering a lot less and never spawned :(
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:57 AM   #107
 
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I've never cared for neons either, lol! Maybe they'll spawn later on. They're still young yet.
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Old 04-05-2014, 03:03 AM   #108
 
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Yea, the neons are so near the bottom that the light hardly gets to them or something... they just don't stand out very much and I hardly notice they are there most of the time. I guess it is a good area for them to fill since my angels fill the mid-upper levels.

And the angels are still growing so hopefully they will spawn eventually... they still sit near the amazon sword and pick at the leaves along with the leaves of the crypt. As we speak they are doing it and still chasing away other fish. But, I now know for sure the dark angelfish's breeding tube WAS out several weeks ago -- its obviously hardly visible anymore. So, maybe they'll get into the mood eventually.

And I was thinking about you today in regards to the GBRs. (: I still want some regular ones. The electric blue still seems to be doing good.

My plants are not doing as well lately :( My amazon sword's new leaves are smaller (it had a growth explosion for a while) and they are yellowing a bit and seem to be thinning with some holes. I wonder if my bristlenose pleco has gotten back into the habit of munching on it... He stopped when I got the new aquarium... and driftwood. My red melon sword hasn't had a new leaf in weeks when it used to send one out every few days..... And my crypt balanse seems to not be growing tall. I think my water lettuce is blocking the light... ugh, but it is so useful! My nitrates are constantly near 0 but its probably sucking all the nutrients for itself and the light...
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Old 04-05-2014, 09:44 PM   #109
 
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Yes, just be patient. They are still finding out what it's all about.

Do you still have the info on the guy who sells the GBRs? If not, I'll give it to you again in a PM. I've ordered mine and they will be here next week! I just got one pair. I'm so nervous, knowing how sensitive they are. I'm so happy your Electric is still doing so well! Has he/she grown? And any more ideas on what sex it might be?

My swords are doing very much the same as yours. My big one did grow for a few months, and now has a leaf or two that are yellowing, and some holes too! I have no Bristlenoses, so I know that's not the problem with mine. I haven't seen anyone nipping at it either.

You are lucky your water lettuce stays alive--I can't seem to get any floating plants to live for long. Frogbit does well, and the roots start getting long, but every time I do a water change, I can't help but suck some up, and after a while, they're all gone.

Strange about the plants, but since you and I have similar water, I'm hoping I might be able to keep the GBRs happy. If not, I've already decided on a couple of Peacock Gudgeons. I've read they are nonaggressive and do well in a community tank with no aggressive fish. That would describe my 10 and 20 gallon.
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Old 04-08-2014, 06:36 AM   #110
 
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I thought I replied sorry!

I think I still have the PM. :) can't wait to see how yours come! I will be done with school after 5/22 and then I will probably purchase some from somewhere at some point.

I wonder if it's my angelfish nipping at it all day that is causing it to get holes and look "netty."

I may have to toss the water lettuce... Leaves die and sit on top of the water and the nice moist environment provides the perfect habitat for mold.... There's some gross stuff starting to grow and I'm not so sure it's healthy when I sleep in the same room. I'm probably gonna pair a topic and ask for advice soon... I think it's because the lights sit on the lid so some water lettuce gets almost no light and then it yellows, leaves die, an rot... I have some duckweed that is growing along with it that I may let take over instead. I don't think those get quite as moldy . The water lettuce keeps the water pristine though I'm afraid my GBR will die without it since it keeps nitrates unreadable.

I think the GBR will do well for you since you orders from a breeder with the same water (: there's no reason they shouldn't! My electric blue ram is doing well still he doesn't swim against the side as much. Seems happier later, idk why. (: swims around the whole tank. They are really stunningly bright blue.
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