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post #16 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-05-2013, 05:45 AM
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I have always heard that rams need 1 pair per 20 gallon but in my 40 gallon I had 3 pairs all breeding. And with shrimp, the only fish I had marginal success with were vietnamese white clouds, they hardly touched the adults, but the babies hid quite a bit. When I took out the fish, babies were all over the place.
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post #17 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-05-2013, 08:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Milhouse View Post
Thanks for the suggestions. You know, I've thought about a betta, I've had some nice ones from Thailand. The issue is....they're a little boring.

I'm sure any fish I will run the chance of them eating the baby shrimp. That might just be a chance I have to take. As long as the adults survive right? Lol

Out of curiosity why would a 10g be too small for a ram pair? My dad used to breed them in 10g tanks when I was a kid (they lived in a 10g).
Sure you can breed rams in a 10 gal. if there are NO other fish in the tank. Cichids are protective parents and become very nasty to tank mates. If you have a small tank with other fish and a breeding pair EVERYONE gets stressed out. Stress is never good. Some times the pair can and will turn on each other. Then you have to remove one or both parents.

There is really nothing wrong with keeping 1 breeding pair in a 10gal tank alone.

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