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Best ram for a planted community tank

I know there are a few different types of rams and was wondering which did the best. Not messing with shrimp or smaller tetras and potential other babies in the tank.
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Bolivian ram I think would be easiest/ hardiest.
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Bolivian ram I think would be easiest/ hardiest.
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I love my gold ram and he does great in the community tank.

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So German rams or the gold rams don't do well? I've always heard they did. I got my cherry shrimp to and I don't want to get something that's going to eat them
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I have a pair of German Blue Rams in with 15 green neons and 7 marble hatchets...neither of them bother anyone at all.

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the German Blue especially seem to be sensitive to water quality or so I've heard. Bolivians seem to be the hardiest, though they seem to be pretty sensitive too, or at least more so than other fish I've kept.
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I like Germans the best cause they are smaller in size the Bolivians are so much bigger has any one had experiences with them eating shrimp?
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German Blue Rams will do great with tetras and they love being in a planted tank. They will leave the bigger shrimps alone, but they do eat the shrimplets. I'd recommend adding Java Moss for the shrimplets to hide until they grow big enough to wander off.
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Could someone keep a GBR in a low tech 20L dirted community tank with a stable pH of about 7.4?
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Could someone keep a GBR in a low tech 20L dirted community tank with a stable pH of about 7.4?
20 gal yes.20 litres (around five gal) NO.
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German Blue Rams will eat and kill full size Cherry Shrimp.

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Yikes. And by the looks of him he enjoys them immensely. Hide the drawn butter!
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Yikes. And by the looks of him he enjoys them immensely. Hide the drawn butter!
Lol! The great part is that there are only 2 GBR's in the tank and a very well established population of Cherry's. After the first few months they pay no attention to the shrimp.
I got 3 Electric Blue Rams from Matt13 and I can tell you these little guys aren't shy AT ALL! My GBR's still take off if you don't walk up to the tank very slowly. The Electrics to get excited when they see me and race up to the glass! I've only had them for 2 days. They are also in a tank full of Cherry's so they will also have a constant supply of shrimplets.

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My Blue Diamond Longfin Ram from Matt13 is going great in a 20 gallon high with a bunch of tetra and CPD. Used to have 3 but two were harassed to death in a Ram to the Death face-off, but even during this time, none of the other fish were bothered. The Ram is the same size as the Emperor Tetra, they get along even during feeding.

All cherry shrimp types are eaten up- I actually suspected the tetra not the ram, but oh well. Amano shrimp still hanging in there though!


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