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I just got a new German blue ram about 5 days ago-I left the tank unattended for 2 days(went home for easter) and when i came back it appears as if the ram has turned yellow. The front half is yellow and the back is blue. I'm hoping this is a good sign, for i would assume vibrant colors signify good health. Also, i use ocean nutrition-community formula flake food and the ram will eat a piece, then spit it out, then eat a smaller piece, and spit it out again and again-i can't tell if he is eaeting anything. Anyone have recommendations for what kind of food i should use?
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Also, i use ocean nutrition-community formula flake food and the ram will eat a piece, then spit it out, then eat a smaller piece, and spit it out again and again-i can't tell if he is eaeting anything. Anyone have recommendations for what kind of food i should use?
Its normal for your ram to spit out food and eat this way. Rams have very small mouths and have to spit out food like this in order for it to be able to swallow. I have found in my experiences with rams that the more widely varied diet you provide them, the more colorful and happy they will be. I feed mine OSI flake, spirulina enriched frozen brine shrimp, and frozen blood worms. Rams take a bit longer to eat than other fish so you may have to pay more attention to them to make sure they are getting enough. Excellent choice of fish BTW-my favorite.
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I feed my rams tetra cichlid mini-granules. they're tiny and sink so my rams can actually eat them.

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