07-25-2013, 09:14 AM
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Hey, what about a pair of Bolivian Rams? I'm kind of concerned about the gouramis because livebearers are middle-top dwelling fish, like them, so there would be competition...but rams are also another nice centrepiece fish, and they hang out near the bottom.
But how would they be compatible with my other planned fish? They would be with livebearers (males only), and I'm not sure if that's too boisterous for them? Also I wouldn't be salting the tank so there's hopefully no issue of different water requirements, unless my water turns out to have a really high or really low ph/hardness.
If I was to get Bolivian rams, would a male/female pair be the best way to go? I'm not concerned about fry too much with these guys since they aren't as prolific as livebearers, and also the parenting behaviour would be neat to see. I've heard that they're hard to sex though, so how would I be sure I don't have 2 males or 2 females? And if I did end up with 2 of one gender, would that be a problem?