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So, I've had my bolivian rams in the tank for maybe a week or 2. I bought 3 of them hoping for a pair. It looks like 2 males and a female. One will be going back to the store or maybe going on its own to another tank. Anyway, I have been watching them kinda close because it seems they are always so shy when it comes time to eat. So tonight I decided to feed the tank some frozen "plankton". First frozen meaty food since I've had it set up. Still the rams don't seem too excited to eat. So as I'm watching intently to see if they eat at all I look a little closer and sure enough there's the female biting at one of my cories....look a little closer still...well hot dang, she's guarding eggs. That was fast. I wouldn't expect that so soon into the tank. Also from my experience with cichlids I really wasn't expecting to see anything because only the female is guarding and I didn't see any clearing of the nesting area or anything. I don't expect to see any of the fry make it if the eggs are even fertilized but its still pretty exciting and encouraging. Anyway, just thought I'd share. Pretty neat in my opinion.