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Electric Blue Rams?

iwas thinking of getting some blue rams to finish off my stock and make my tank complete with fish. but iwas wondering if they would be compatible with neon tetras and white cloud belly minnows and oto cats ?

current temp is 78 degrees
my ammonia and nitrites are 0 and I haven't checked for nitrates
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Yep, they are compatible with the fish you mentioned. Unless you have a pair formed, and they start spawning, then they maybe might get a little aggressive and physical about defending their spawn, and start to chase fish that get too close to their nest away, but eh nothing harmful, I'd say.. Good luck.

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Your temp is on the low end of what rams prefer, but it isn't so cold as to be a major issue. You should be perfectly fine as far as the critters in your tank. Even if they DO spawn, rams tend to stay toward the bottom of the tank while your other fish are more middle/top dwellers, so they shouldn't really find themselves in the rams' territory to begin with.
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I might have to pass on these lil guys cuz the fish I currently have are a lil to fast when it comes to eating and im worried the EBRs might not get fed well
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I use some tweezers too feed my rams. I just drop some bloodworms or whatever I'm feeding right in from of them. Had tetras with them and never really had any issues
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I might have to pass on these lil guys cuz the fish I currently have are a lil to fast when it comes to eating and im worried the EBRs might not get fed well

Wasn't an issue with me. My German Blue Rams started out as pretty slow and cautious feeders, but I tried to make sure they got their fill, and after a while they became as greedy/uncautious as everybody else.
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Wasn't an issue with mine either. I have a mix though of NLS flake, floating/slow sinking pellets, and regular sinking pellets, so my neons and angels and things that stay higher up tend to go for the stuff that's either floating or slower moving, and the rams get the faster sinking pellets. The sinking pellets are also a little too big for my neons to easily eat, so they don't even attempt to "steal" those from my lower dwelling guys.
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I have rams in a community tank also with Adult discus, there is always enough food for them! They will get used to you feeding them and will actually come to the top to eat with everyone else. At first they may stay closer to the bottom but mine are very friendly and will be right there with the rest. No doubt the coolest ones next to my discus love my rams. I would highly suggest getting them!
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