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02-19-2013 06:02 PM
Cardoc That happens with rams, They need to learn to be parents. It may take them a few tries but they will get it eventually.
P.S. your tank looks great

One more tip put a big plant in the corner of the tank and put a flat rock about an inch away at the base of the plant. It will give the parents a better chance of defending off any fish looking to snack
02-19-2013 05:07 PM
Stuzzy Pepper Corys are pleading the 5th, BN Pleco employed Bamboo Shrimp as lawyer and playing hardball.....plea bargain on the table but the DA is pushing for a full confession......
02-19-2013 02:12 PM
Stuzzy ....murder in tank.....

Awoke this morning to find all the eggs gone....presumed heartlessly eaten by suspect fellow tank mates....
Identity parade and interrogation to follow.....
02-19-2013 01:18 AM
rileynapalm try to fit a sponge over your filter intake. that'll keep 'em from getting sucked up. the parents will guard the eggs, and sometimes even eat them. it may take a few tries for your parents to get it right. you will hopefully notice them "fanning" the eggs. this is done to keep the eggs getting good water circulation.

It's debated whether or not you should remove the eggs and put them in a breeder, or let the parents do their thing. I will be getting some GBRs in about a month and will hopefully be seeing the same results as you! very awesome that you got these results!!
02-18-2013 09:21 PM
Ashnic05 I'm happy they've settled in! Guess they're loving their new home! Lovely tank!
02-18-2013 07:26 PM
Stuzzy My tank, 3 months in....
02-18-2013 07:09 PM
Stuzzy Ps. Current set-up
125l Planted Tank
External EFX200 filter
Aquaone internal filter
T5 lighting (8hrs per day)
CO2 system with diffuser, 30ppm
Silica Substrate
Planted Bogwood

Tank temp 26C
Ph 6.3
Gh 8
Nitrites/ammonia nil

Tank mates

5 pepper cory
6 bentosi tetra
6 cardinal tetra
1 bnp
1 sae
1 bamboo shrimp
2 assasin snail

Fed fish flake and bloodworm pellet daily
Once weekly blanched spinach and frozen bloodworm

25% weekly water changes
02-18-2013 06:59 PM
Stuzzy Apologies for rubbish photo quality!
02-18-2013 06:52 PM
Stuzzy UPDATE!!!
I can confirm they are a happy pair! They found a quiet spot of bogwood earlier today, and are now tending a clutch of 50+ eggs!!! All after less than 48 hours in the tank! Anyone with an insight as to how to increase the chances of them becoming fry?!! Very excited!!
02-16-2013 09:57 PM
rileynapalm I know that bolivian ram males can appear to be colored more like a female. it's kind of neat because the dominant male views them as a female and allows them in his territory. then while the dominant guy is away, the "cross dresser" can mate with the female and steal the original male's turf. talk about a homewrecker! I'm not sure if this behavior applies to the GBRs though.
02-16-2013 09:23 PM
Stuzzy Thanks everyone, appreciate the help. The LFS was pretty convinced about the male, but the pelvic black stripes threw me!
They seem to be pretty happy in their new home, and have been inseparable all day!
02-16-2013 07:42 PM
thebuddha correct.
02-16-2013 06:58 PM
Adri. The second is 100% for sure a female, only females have that pink stomach.
I think the first one is a male, too, but it's hard to be sure.
02-16-2013 06:50 PM
Ashnic05 IMO you definitely have a female in the 2nd picture. Does the 'male' in the first picture have blue dots on the scales in a black circle? Some people sex GBRs that way, not just by the dark stripes on the pelvic fins.
02-16-2013 11:50 AM
Stuzzy And the female.....
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