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post #1 of 55 (permalink) Old 10-09-2003, 03:03 AM Thread Starter
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I'm so excited , I just got 4 German Blue Rams that I bought from Aquabid. They are awesome looking. They buzz around like little bees. I'm gonna be breeding these puppies. No LFS in this area carries these, so I plan on being the Ram connection around here. :lol: I'll post a pic of my little breeding setup when I get a chance.

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Please do im very interested in your setup. I also have 2 blue rams but i bought them locally so im sure if they are inbred or not. Its a bummer i have both males but in the future when i get a r/o system ill definately be ordering a few pairs and try to breed them. I got a picture of one of the more colorful males.

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My lfs store got some in and I wanted to buy some but I don’t know a lot about them.

I would like to add them to my community tank which has 2 Silver angels, 4 Zebra Danios, and a few hatchet fish. Would they be ok in this tank? Also my PH is around 7.4 – 7.6….is this ok?

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I also picked up a pair of German Rams last night. They are nowhere near as colorful as the fish in the pic, but they are juveniles so hopefully they will show more color as they age.
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About 4 weeks ago I added a male GBR to the two females I already had. He was a little shy and although he ate alright he got thinner and thinner and expired last night. I would assume internal parasites... :cry:
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I have German Blue rams and they lay eggs like no ones business...here is a good link about them that you can read up on. As far as being good in your community tank you should have no problems ( although I have a 100 gallon that I run mine in ).

http://hjem.get2net.dk/Best_of_the_Web/blue%20rams.html

Hope that helps....I love them fishies!

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I bookmarked that link for the rams. But always being the curious one, I went to the Home page and there were several more well written articles. One that caught my attention was using peat to induce spawning. I'm very fortunate to have soft water here(kh-2, GH-2). I put a little peat in my Ram tank to see what affect it has on ph, and I will be monitoring ph, gh, kh closely and also the Rams behaviors. I'm so caught up on this Ram tank that my 75Gal is getting a little neglected.

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wow these german blue rams looks awesome, i mite get some for my 20g tank once i get it set up

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So m.lemay when can we expect pics of your rams and breeding setup?

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Heres a picture of the breeder setup. It's 2-10g tanks and a 10 gal steel tank stand , all from walmart. The upper tank is housing the 4 blue rams, the lower tank is housing guppies. I had the upper tank stocked with the guppies, so it was already cycled. The lower tank has a kitty litter/peat/gravel substrate. I put the guppies in that one because I figured guppies are cheaper to lose than Blue Rams. The guppies will eventually be getting a new home and the lower tank will be for ram fry.

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Here's a picture of 3 of the blue rams, 1 of them was hiding

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Those are beauties Marcel

When you get them to spawn I am first in line for a litter !

I really like the looks of them buggers !
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You got it

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I was just looking at a couple of those fish today.Could you tell me how would they be in a community tank with a few shrimp and some cory's.Are they to agressive or would they be ok for that setup.Thanks for any info.




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*drool* Soo beautiful. I lost my trio of rams last august when my tank crashed. They were almost breeding size to... Awesome looking rams m.lemay, good luck with them!
E.Simpson, rams are generally pretty easy going, except for when there breeding, then they can get territorial. They should be fine for your setup, but they tend to be rather picky about water conditions, so buy from a breeder, instead of a local shop. Your chances will be greatly improved by doing so.
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