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Christople 10-03-2010 10:10 PM

ram problems
my ram is attacking two new guppies I got and Im trying to breed them. Apperently my ram doesnt want them to. any reasons why?:cry:

eileen 10-03-2010 10:46 PM

I had a couple of Wild Columbian Rams in my 55 gal. and I but some Black Moscow males in the tank the next day I could not find my guppies. I found them hiding and their nice tails were all torn from my rams. I would take them out and put the guppies somewhere else. Rams and guppies with long tails not a good combination. Platies or Swortails might be better. I think the long flowing dorsal fins and tails with the bright colors they mistake them for food. The tails on the guppies will grow back. I added stress coat and Pimafix medication I think for tail repair with aloe vera and the tail repaired in a few weeks. I will not put any fish with long fins in with the Rams. I hope you have a place to put the Ram or guppy so they are not together.

Christople 10-05-2010 08:10 PM

thanks for the help but I only one tank and can not get more:oops:

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