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M/M pair or M/F pair of rams?

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I've got a heavily planted 37g tank with 9 neon tetras, 6 otos, 2 flagfish, and 1 dwarf gourami. I want to add 2 german blue rams this weekend. I'd like to keep things as peaceful as possible. I'm worried that if I get a mating pair they'll be too aggressive when they spawn. On the other hand would two males be constantly fighting with each other?
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It's all a game of chance, but.....I'd guess that getting a M/M pair would overall create more aggression than a M/F pair. Reasons being:

1. you don't know if the m/f pair will actually mate
2. you KNOW that a m/m will be territorial
3. even if they DO mate, the aggression is held to a very small area (IE the eggs).

I wonder if they would get along with the FFF?
I am worried about the FFF nipping the ram's fins, but I'll see how it goes. The ones I have seem pretty shy so far.
I have had FFF with my rams before. I only had one FFF that went after the fins and the others just left everything alone in the tank. As for rams I would go for a M/F combo even if they do breed its just a small area that they keep so it sould be fine. Best of luck.
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