rams are extremely shy, sensitive, and delicate fish. They adapt slowly to new environments, and need to be in a tank with small, relaxed fish...nothing big, erratic, or predatorial. Yours will hide even after it has become familiar with the surroundings. Be sure to offer substancial cover in the form of plants and rock or driftwood formations. Large, frequent water changes are also mandatory, and maintianing stable water parameters is especially important for this fish. They are very beautiful and rewarding to keep however, so good luck and enjoy.