I love GBR and have tried to keep them several times in the past. Unfortuneatly the ones I bought from my LFS never lived more than a month. I had given up until I found a local seller who breeds them in Lake Michigan water. I bought 8 hoping that at least half would survive.... 6 months later all eight Rams are alive and healthy.
The Rams from Florida fish farms are riddled with hormones and disease. Homegrown is the only way to go!