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Forum: Fish 02-24-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By matt13
In my opinion, it appears that both of the fish...

In my opinion, it appears that both of the fish are females. Here's some information that may also help you to sex them:
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Forum: Fish 02-24-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 374
Posted By matt13
I'm pretty sure that they are not Bolivian rams. ...

I'm pretty sure that they are not Bolivian rams. Bolivians have a completely different body shape and structure. It appears that they are a hybrid of a Blue Ram (German) and another long-fin...
Forum: Fish 02-06-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By matt13
Oleg- I know exactly what you are talking about....

Oleg- I know exactly what you are talking about. We don't see it very often, but often enough to understand your concerns. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but unfortunately, virtually all of...
Forum: Fish 08-03-2013, 03:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,344
Posted By matt13
I have male Triple Red Apistogrammas Cacatouides,...

I have male Triple Red Apistogrammas Cacatouides, German Blue Rams, Electric Blue Rams, and Long Fin Gold Rams for sale right now, if you are interested. I sell them at a very fair price and do not...
Forum: Fish 06-12-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 710
Posted By matt13
You really need to carefully plan what fish you...

You really need to carefully plan what fish you plan to keep in your tank and balance your desire for a colorful tank with the desire to have them propagate. just need to keep in mind that if you...
Forum: Fish 06-12-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By matt13
The tank looks nice and the neons should do well...

The tank looks nice and the neons should do well with the rams. In the July, 2013 issue of Tropical Fish Hobbyist (TFH) Ted Judy has an excellent article that discusses the use of target/dither fish...
Forum: Fish 05-31-2013, 02:46 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,048
Posted By matt13
I like to say that we are victims of our own...

I like to say that we are victims of our own success. My son and I started breeding rams about 6 years ago just as a hobby. I have always liked rams and thought it would be fun to try. We started...
Forum: Fish 05-30-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,048
Posted By matt13
njmomie- If you are serious about trying to...

njmomie- If you are serious about trying to raise the fry, then you will absolutely have to remove the "community" from the community aquarium. The parents lack the size to fight off most...
Forum: Fish 05-30-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,687
Posted By matt13
John- It appears that you have a female (body...

John- It appears that you have a female (body shape, lack of long dorsal fin extensions, shorter ventral fins, and rounded belly) Electric Blue Ram in awesome condition! Sometimes, if rams have...
Forum: Fish 05-30-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,687
Posted By matt13
Kary- Nice job on raising the rams so far. I...

Kary- Nice job on raising the rams so far. I wouldn't mess with the pH of the water. I know I've probably mentioned this in a couple of different posts on this site, but rather than trying to...
Forum: Fish 05-23-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 775
Posted By matt13
Jojoba- The short answer to your questions is...

Jojoba- The short answer to your questions is yes, your Rams will/should do fine in the higher pH water. A lot of people tend to focus on keeping their water conditions at the "ideal" range that...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-21-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,770
Posted By matt13
I don't think you need to go to the trouble and...

I don't think you need to go to the trouble and expense of hiring an attorney. We had someone who actually bought fish from us, then a year later, used our photos from our ads in their ad on Aqua...
Forum: Fish 05-20-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,048
Posted By matt13
Your truly are a lucky breeder! There is nothing...

Your truly are a lucky breeder! There is nothing more rewarding than to see a pair of fish raising and herding their own fry around the tank. There is also nothing more frustrating than to see...
Forum: Fish 05-15-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By matt13
When rams first hatch and become "wigglers", they...

When rams first hatch and become "wigglers", they live off the yolk sacks for another 4-5 days depending on the water temperature. Once the yolk sack is absorbed, they tend to need live food, or...
Forum: Fish 10-17-2012, 12:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,744
Posted By matt13
As was already stated, Rams are a lot hardier...

As was already stated, Rams are a lot hardier than most people give them credit for. Their main drawback is that they are not as long-lived as most other aquarium fish (around 3 years). The biggest...
Forum: Fish 10-17-2012, 12:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 903
Posted By matt13
You can definitely have more than 2 angels in the...

You can definitely have more than 2 angels in the same tank, especially if the tank is a 75 gallon as you mentioned. As was already pointed out, the only time you should have a problem is if they...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-19-2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 13,030
Posted By matt13
John- Your fish are actually a little closer to...

John- Your fish are actually a little closer to 4 months of age, and they are ready to spawn now. Rams usually become sexually mature around 3 1/2 to 4 months of age and will start to spawn at that...
Forum: Fish 09-19-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By matt13
The larger fish is definitely the male, and is...

The larger fish is definitely the male, and is most likely the product of a cross between either a gold ram, or electric blue (most likely gold), but is not a Bolivian Ram. The female is most...
Forum: Fish 09-05-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 908
Posted By matt13
ndbyers23- Those are indeed eggs. Rams will lay...

ndbyers23- Those are indeed eggs. Rams will lay their eggs on almost any surface available as long as the parents feel that the site is safe from predators. We have had them lay eggs on pieces of...
Forum: Fish 08-21-2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,215
Posted By matt13
Happi- Attached is the information I...

Happi-

Attached is the information I promised. Sorry it took so long. I thought I sent it to you last week, but apparently the post never went through.
Forum: Fish 08-21-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,119
Posted By matt13
Flutterbug- You can relax, it's nearly certain...

Flutterbug- You can relax, it's nearly certain that you have a pair. It appears that they are still pretty young, but the fish in the first photo is most likely a male. The elongated second...
Forum: Fish 08-21-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 855
Posted By matt13
My experience has been "yes." If they lose their...

My experience has been "yes." If they lose their mate, they will pair up and spawn with another fish. It was already pointed out that the best way to do this is to put a small group together in the...
Forum: Fish 08-15-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,215
Posted By matt13
Happi- Please see my post from 07/28...

Happi-

Please see my post from 07/28 regarding your problems. If you want more complete information regarding hatching and raising the eggs/fry yourself, just let me know and I can send it to...
Forum: Fish 07-31-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,911
Posted By matt13
I personally believe that the water parameters...

I personally believe that the water parameters where the fish are coming from is far more important than trying to maintain some "ideal" parameters. As noted on this thread, Rams will thrive on a...
Forum: Fish 07-31-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 754
Posted By matt13
sbarbee54- I believe you too got these fish...

sbarbee54-

I believe you too got these fish from us, so I'll provide you with our water parameters. Those fish (as well as their parents) were hatched and raised in straight tap water, with no...
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