03-17-2014, 11:49 PM
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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!