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02-03-2013 10:18 PM
mr2
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Originally Posted by partobe View Post
Thanks Mr2 I think their cute. Do reg rams have a longer lifespan? How much longer?
I've never kept balloons but I'd bet that regular rams would live longer given the same conditions. You can definitely add more rams in general and you won't have problems, your tank is big enough and as long as you have lots of plants they will find their own territories. I'd recommend adding peat to your filter though, rams will appreciate it.
02-03-2013 10:15 PM
mr2
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Originally Posted by partobe View Post
Thanks Mr2 I think their cute. Do reg rams have a longer lifespan? How much longer?
I've never kept balloons but I'd bet that regular rams would live longer given the same conditions just like how mutts usually outlive those freaky looking purebred dogs and have a lot less health issues along the way. You can definitely add more rams in general and you won't have problems, your tank is big enough and as long as you have lots of plants they will find their own territories.
01-29-2013 03:35 PM
partobe Thanks Homemadepopcorn. The rams I have are basic balloon rams but I've been doing a little research and I'm not liking what I read about the breeding of balloons. So I was thinking even tho I love the look of balloons I would prob go with the reg golden rams next time I pick up fish
01-29-2013 02:50 PM
homemadepopcorn Do you mean to say that you have golden balloon rams or just golden rams? Golden rams are a color morph of GBRs and should be treated the same.
01-29-2013 02:23 PM
partobe update. Its been a few days and everyone else seems fine. The other five are out and abot and eating like little pigs. Is the care for the golden rams the same as for the balloon rams?
If I add some golden rams will they fight with the five I have now? I have a heavily planted 40 gallon
01-27-2013 10:13 AM
partobe Thanks Homemadepopcorn
01-27-2013 01:12 AM
homemadepopcorn Best of luck keeping them.
01-27-2013 12:45 AM
partobe Thanks Homemadepopcorn. Yeah I did test everything wad were they should be all my other fish seem happy even the other rams. Hopefully it was just a fluke and ill get a few more months maybe even a year out of my remaining rams.
01-27-2013 12:42 AM
partobe Thanks Mr2 I think their cute. Do reg rams have a longer lifespan? How much longer?
01-27-2013 12:41 AM
partobe Thanks Peter the root canal was pretty painless. I have 2 more visits to finnish. Insurance did cover it so the bill was much more painful.
01-26-2013 11:45 PM
homemadepopcorn Sure thing... one week wont really do anything unless your nitrates were really high to begin with, but I'm doubtful. Its usually pretty tough figuring out whats going on if there are no obvious symptoms of disease or poor water readings.
01-26-2013 11:32 PM
mr2 Next time id just buy regular rams, the ballon rams look retarded anyway.
01-26-2013 11:30 PM
Black Adam patrick
sorry bout your ram but I hope your root canal was painless.

peter
01-26-2013 09:43 PM
partobe Thanks homemadepopcorn
I checked the water and everything is fine. I do weekly 10 gallon water changes. I missed last week due to having a root canal but I dont think one week would be the problem
01-26-2013 09:25 PM
homemadepopcorn Balloon rams have very poor health due to the genetic defect that gives them their balloon shape. I'm not surprised that they lived just a short while. But it ma be good to check your water parameters.
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