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i went on a mini vacation...fri-sun and when i got back everything was fine except my male...I studied him for a while and he was picking on the female alot...he chases her around the tank when i feed them so that he can get it all so i try to spot feed the female (which works)...Idk what to do...is this normal or do i need to take action?

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That's normal behavior for male and female blue rams. As long as he's not hurting her they'll be fine.

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I believe that I read they do this prior to spawning quite often.


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Have they colored up more than normal then spawning behavior. My female will get out of the mood more often then him then she has to hide for awhile. Does yours have a place to hide behind? Are you going to breed them. They like flat surfaces if Blue and caves or hole if Bolivian.
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they have already breed once and i have a perfect flat rock for them...The male still has his color and the female lost most of hers besides the color directly around the mouth...they seem happy but they r still breathing pretty...im pretty sure that it is from the tank still cycling...only been 2 1/2 weeks since the start of the tank...

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Rams can be sensitive to nitrates. This can also cause stress (chasing)and in the long term death. Rams can try to mate often, mine try every couple of weeks. Are you keeping up on your water changes and checking your water (Ammonia, nitrates, nitrites)? May need more frequent water changes in the levels are high. Some Rams can breed and produce fry in hard water by adapting to your ph. If you don't produce fry. You can try reducing the ph they like it soft.
Is this a new tank with plants? Do you have other cycled tanks? If you do put some of the cycled tanks filter material in this tank and you will have just about instant cycle.
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