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Falina 03-21-2007 06:59 AM

blue rams!!! :)
 
i know i really should post pictures but the lack of digital camera makes that difficult. ill try and steal my mum s soon to post them however, bascially i went to my (not so) local fish store yesterday to get a couple of blind cave tetras and instead i came home with 3 blue rams. ive never really seen the appeal of cichlids but i just fell in love with them. their names are rosie, jim and iain. rosie and jim form the kids tv program and iain cause ive always promised my mums boyfriend id name a fish after him.

anyway, i just wanted to express my delight at them. theyre wonderful :D

ill post pics if i can get a hold of somebodies camera

Amphitrite 03-21-2007 07:02 AM

They really are lovely fish, and the soft Glasgow water is ideal for them.

They have great personalities, and I'm sure you'll really enjoy keeping them. :)

Falina 03-21-2007 06:15 PM

:) thanks.

i was worried because i knew they needed quite soft water, then i found out that our water is very soft anyway.

i got them from coral reef on paisley road west that you told me about. glad you did as i havent seen any rams at all in my lfs and the one in city centre i wouldnt buy fish from as it doesnt seem to clean.

should get some photos at the weekend using my mums camera. ill make sure i post them

musho3210 03-21-2007 07:27 PM

nice. im a bigger fan of the bolivians but blues are still good :)

Falina 03-21-2007 07:34 PM

acht youre just jealous! - theyre excellent :lol: only joking (about the jealous bit, cause they ARE excellent)! i saw bolivians when i was in there actually but i dont know, there was just something about these blue rams that i really liked. bolivians were nice thoguh

Amphitrite 03-22-2007 07:17 AM

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Originally Posted by juliewiegand
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I'm glad you did as i havent seen any rams at all in my lfs and the one in city centre i wouldnt buy fish from as it doesnt seem to clean.

should get some photos at the weekend using my mums camera. ill make sure i post them

Looking forward to seeing the pics. Out of interest, the one in the city centre - Boyds by any chance?

Falina 03-22-2007 07:27 AM

might be. its called "the aquarium", or at least thats what it says on the door. its right next to terrys tattoos and round the corner from a1 comics. at trongate, near the bog clock. have you used it before? maybe its alright and im just over-reacting but ive been in a few times for a browse and to buy some food and the fish tanks just dont seem as clean as they might be, and theres always the odd dead fish floating about.

Amphitrite 03-22-2007 07:30 AM

Yep, that's Boyds. I put in a compaint to the environmental health service at the beginning of last year. The shop was visited and seemed to clean their act up for a while. I haven't been there since - but you are right to avoid it.

Falina 03-22-2007 07:36 AM

well either it was REALLY bad before they "cleaned up their act" or its back to how it was. its a sort of catch 22 situation thoguh because i almost wanted to buy the fish from there to rescuse them, but i know that will only make it worse long term so i avoid it. i especially feel bad for the bettas in the tiny tubs. theyre not even bowls. theyre about the size of a can on peas or somehting :cry:

Amphitrite 03-22-2007 07:39 AM

Yes, I complained about the bettas before. And they had been removed last time I went.

Seems they've reverted back to the way they were. A word of warning - don't buy any fish from there.

Chances are it will die pretty quickly or have some kind of disease. :shake:


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