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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-03-2013, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
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Advice feeding my Electric Blue Rams

I've just got 2 Electric Blue Rams (both male) to go with my 18 Harlequin Rasboras, 6 Sterbai Corys and a Sunset Platy (160l tank). I'm feeding them a variety of Tetramin Flake, King British Catfish Pellets and Frozen Bloodworms.
When it's feeding time the Rams are slowest to the food by far and don't always seem to eat a lot (although they are eating). On top of this one of the Rams is bigger than the other and chases the smaller one away from the food.

How do I ensure that the rams get more food and ensure that the smaller ram gets fed?

Is there anything else that Rams enjoy eating?

18 Harlequin Rasboras,
6 Sterbai Cory,
2 Electric Blue Ram,
1 Sunset Platy

160L Tank 28ºC 7.4pH Tetratec ex700 filter

Plants: Java Ferns, Java Moss, Anubias

Weekly 20% water changes
nutrafin plant gro, nutrafin cycle, flourish excel, TetraMin flakes, king british pellet food, frozen bloodworms
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-03-2013, 10:22 PM
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at least they are eating. mine try everything. and then spit it back out.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-03-2013, 10:34 PM
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My rams are super picky. They only eat frozen and live foods. They'd starve to death before they ate pellet or flake food. With things like blood or black worms I hold them in the tongs in front of their faces to make sure they eat enough.
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I have a larger school of Gold Barbs in with my GBR and he is a bit shy at feeding time as the barbs kind of take over. I put "dabs" of food in different parts of the aquarium so more timid fish, like my GBR, get a chance to each also. I also treat with algae pellets, mysis an blood worms occasionally to ensure a good balance. Target feeding works well with a large pipette.

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