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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-18-2012, 01:21 AM Thread Starter
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Tried to keep German blue rams in a 29g once and he lasted maybe 2 months then caught some kind of fungus or something and died. Is it easier to keep sensitive fish in a bigger tank? I currently set up a 90g that will eventually be heavily planted and was hoping to try some more rams and maybe some dwarf cichlids. If I have to I may just settle for Bolivian rams maybe.
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i have heard that GBRs require 20 gallons per pair so anything more then that would be detrimental. at the moment i have a 3 (used to be 4) in a 40 gallon tank. the reason it would be easier in a larger tank is because hte fluctuations are less. temperature rises and falls less or nitrates take longer to accumulate to higher levels. i would imagine thats why its easier to maintain water quality. i know for a fact that water quality in my 10 gallon has to be monitored much more than in my 40 gallon.
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Ive got 2 breeding pair in a 90 gallon and another breeding pair in a 20H and some other rams in my other tanks..

But Rams are quirky to say the least. some of it I think is what happens to them even before you get them. As well as where they have come from genetically as well. Some are Asian bred, some in the states, some are locally bred by private breeders and very few are wild caught. All my stock is wild caught.

I keep hearing stuff about Nitrates and im still not fully buying it. My nitrates run anywhere from 40 to a little over 100ppm depending on which tank with the Co2 cranked up.

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Idk I really wanna make my tank look good but I want some awesome looking fish too. And around here buying the boesemani rainbows is gonna cost 100 dollars or more
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