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Old 04-27-2012, 01:37 PM   #16
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In my experience plan on a 50% death rate in the otos.
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Old 04-27-2012, 02:45 PM   #17
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Or you could buy healthy Otos. They tend to die immediately after import because they've been starved, essentially. The best bet is to ask your LFS how long they've been in their tanks. Wait til they've had them a few weeks before making a purchase. Or just order from one of the forum sellers with healthy fish that have been in quarantine for several weeks.

Just remember that they're social fish that are healthiest and happiest in groups of six or more. While algae is their preferred food, you can certainly supplement with wafers, spinach, zucchini, Repashy, et al.
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:53 PM   #18
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how many rams should i get?
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:30 PM   #19
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You should not keep more then 2 rams in such a small space. Only one male ram.

Rams will get territorial with eachother but not the other fish and if you have a pair, (thats different then a male and female) they will pair for life. If you get a male and 2 females, it is likely the male will pick one to pair with and then they will harrass the other female.
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:50 PM   #20
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You should not keep more then 2 rams in such a small space. Only one male ram.

Rams will get territorial with eachother but not the other fish and if you have a pair, (thats different then a male and female) they will pair for life. If you get a male and 2 females, it is likely the male will pick one to pair with and then they will harrass the other female.
agreed 2 max in a 29, 1 male 1 female
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:02 PM   #21
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I'm not sure how well GBRs would do with guppies but they are my personal favorite freshwater fish lol relatively peaceful.
GBR's like soft acidic water at low PH and high temp.

Guppies like slighly alkiated water, meaning higher ph, with a lower temp.

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So they only go well, if u dont mind eatting the life expectancy of the other.
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:46 AM   #22
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ill scratch the guppies
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Old 04-28-2012, 01:31 AM   #23
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Imo, the more CPD the better

I do like the German blue rams too, they're probably going to be my next fish addition.
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Old 04-28-2012, 01:39 AM   #24
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Fish are very adaptable to various tank conditions. IMO, you will be fine with a pair of gbr and guppies. Bother fish have been bred in captivity for awhile now so they can easily be in a wider variety of water conditions and live very happily without a shortened lifespan.
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Old 04-28-2012, 02:54 AM   #25
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I have given a lot of thought to stocking, i have changed my mind several times. Here is what i am thinking
2 German Blue Rams
4 Ottos
7 Neon Tetra
5 CPD
do i have room for anything else or ami i overstocked. Thank you so much for all of your help.
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Old 04-28-2012, 04:30 AM   #26
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I have given a lot of thought to stocking, i have changed my mind several times. Here is what i am thinking
2 German Blue Rams
4 Ottos
7 Neon Tetra
5 CPD
do i have room for anything else or ami i overstocked. Thank you so much for all of your help.
Sounds like a good plan, you could easily go to 7 CPDs IMO, especially if you have good filtration capacity and large amount of plants.
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Old 04-28-2012, 03:01 PM   #27
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would it be possible to add an angelfish or no??
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Old 04-28-2012, 04:16 PM   #28
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I would not, I had a pair of angel fish with a bolivian Ram and they killed it.

A breeding pair of GBRs will likely injur if not kill the angelfish.

You could do 1 GBR and 1 angelfish.
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Old 04-28-2012, 04:28 PM   #29
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i think i'll go with one ram, one angelfish, more variety. What Angel do you guys think i should get?
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Old 04-28-2012, 08:32 PM   #30
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i think i'll go with one ram, one angelfish, more variety. What Angel do you guys think i should get?
I'd get a scalare they dont get as tall as altums plus they are easier to find and less expensive.

I have a Koi Angelfish, cool looking fish.
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