Blue Ram Spawn Log
Hello all, I have been keeping fish and reptiles (Boa Constrictors and African cichlids) for the majority of my life. I recently downsized to a new home and have broken down my 55 Malawi tank and now have a 10 gallon planted tank with a pair of 3 month old Rams and a sweet boa named rose. The 10 gallon mentioned has been a planted ghost shrimp tank for the entirety of time I have lived in my new house. I have always done minimal maintenance to my tanks and instead relied on the ideals and practices of "keeping water, not fish". I have done that with past faintail darter tanks and the African tank. It has proven to be successful for me and plan on continuing this method throughout my hopeful spawn log.
Back to the log, the pair was acquired from a friend who got out of freshwater and moved to FOWLR. They are currently around 3 months and have already started displaying spawing behavior such as cleaning bed sites and courting one an other. The tank they were added to lack the optimal conditions I will be providing for them in the near future, more specifically the temp is at 78 degrees with a programmed heater (I have an adjustable 50 watt in the mail). I also am soon recieving a package of Indian Almond Leaves in hopes that I can lower the ph slightly and real ease tannins and antioxidants to the pair and any future fry.
Other than the varied diet I have given them, I have not spent to much time tampering with the tank and have kept the hand out of it. I don't plan on doing much maintenance wise as the tank has been cycled slowly but surely for the past 4-5 months in the my new home. I will attach pictures and hopefully continue to add new entries as they develop. Thanks for taking the time to read this thread, and please ask any questions you might have!