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volzb1 07-11-2008 08:37 PM

My German Blue Ram just turned like a dark gray color and is just chillin all by itself. now I have other blue rams and there all colorful lol. whats happenin with my ram !?!?

Flashygrrl 07-12-2008 05:20 AM

Any recent tank cleanings?
Is your heater functioning correctly?
What size tank do you have them all in?
When did you buy them/when and what was the last fish purchase you made?

volzb1 07-12-2008 09:55 AM

brand new 120 gallon community tank. all other fish are doing great. there is 2 australian rainbows, 5 tiger barbs, 2 cherry barbs, 1 other german blue ram, 2 bolivian rams, 2 baloon body rams, and 2 red wag plattys tank water is perfect i have been testing amonia, nitrites and nitrates regularly is he stressed should i just move him into my 5 gallon aquarium...its empty right now maybe bring his stress down??

JouteiMike 07-12-2008 11:03 AM

Seeing that it's a brand new tank, I'm wondering if you gave it time to completely cycle. What are the exact results for the ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate tests? How about temperature and pH? And other visual signs of illness? Is he eating?

I'd so some frequent, small water changes, to see if he perks up. If he doesn't seem to improve you might need to quarentine him for further treatment. Keep us updated with info on how he is doing and other signs of illness.

Little-Fizz 07-12-2008 04:09 PM

Test your pH, I'll bet thats what it is. Blue rams prefer a pH of 6.5ppm.

Edit: Sorry I just read that your other rams are doing fine? I'm still saying test your pH but there could be another problem here.

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