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post #1 of 9 Old 08-11-2013, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
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I'm planning on setting up a 40 gallon breeder for German rams. I would like to keep ottos, rummy-nose tetras, hatchet fish, and German rams. I don't know how many of each to get, i would like to get 2 pairs of rams. Could i add corys to the mix?
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post #2 of 9 Old 08-11-2013, 11:53 PM
Haha, this is my perfect stocking list 2 Pairs of rams should fit nicely, though it might not hurt to add a few extra females. I think Cories are compatible temperament wise, but I'm not sure which species are compatible with the temperatures rams prefer. I believe this has been answered on this forum before but I don't remember what the answer was. Maybe try this?

2 male rams
4 female rams
5 otos
7 hatchets
15 rummy

This leaves a little room for enlarging your schools or adding other species (like cories) if you prefer.
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post #3 of 9 Old 08-12-2013, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
i don't think 2 pairs of rams would tolerate the extra females. sterbai corys are said to tolerate high temps the best. So could i do something like

2 pairs of rams
5 otos
7 hatchets
15 rummies
7 sterbai coys
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post #4 of 9 Old 08-12-2013, 10:06 PM
Looks pretty good to me. Are you planning to buy the rams already paired?
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post #5 of 9 Old 08-14-2013, 09:40 AM Thread Starter
I plan on ordering them from oddballfish.com.
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post #6 of 9 Old 08-14-2013, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
After reading reviews on the site. I will go to one of my lfs to get the rams.
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post #7 of 9 Old 08-14-2013, 03:13 PM
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How far along are you set up with this tank? It would be cool to see some pics when you do get the rams

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post #8 of 9 Old 08-14-2013, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
Not very I have the tank and just put play sand in it. Schools about to start so things will get even slower. I have 3 otos in a quarantine tank.
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post #9 of 9 Old 08-21-2013, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
I added 4 more otos making the total 7. They look awesome with all 7 of them are stuck to the glass. Didn't reilize I got 2 to many till now.
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