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Old 04-17-2014, 11:12 AM   #11
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I just used sicce hypercure and it worked awesome. Doesnt turn your water blue either!
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Old 04-19-2014, 09:53 AM   #12
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First off that tank stock is not gonna work in the long run. I would get rid of the rest like you said, and just have the male and female GBR in there. Find the betta a nice 1-2 gallon bowl or tank. And I don't see any ick, looks more like a fungus or something hanging off. Maybe get a better picture and wait for someone else to chime in on it.
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Old 04-22-2014, 02:34 AM   #13
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My male GBR is doing the exact same thing. I have an established tank with one other ram in there (female, and just a wonderful little social fish). Everything is fine but this new male ....he's just not thriving. My last male did the same thing and he ended up dying How did yours do? Did you find a solution?
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Old 04-22-2014, 09:08 AM   #14
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10 gallons is really kind of small for a ram. Full grown they are 3" and after adding hiding spaces and dither fish theres just not enough space for it. Second a ten gallon tank is going to have swings in ph, ammonia, nitrites etc... Tank raised rams are much more lenient than their wild caught cousins but stability is key. For a 10 gallon there are some beautiful shell dweller cichlids. Or upgrade to a 20 gallon at least.

http://www.aqadvisor.com is a great site to visit before visiting the store for fish.
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Old 04-22-2014, 10:56 AM   #15
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I checked on him last night and he had strings of fungus, his color was grey, and he died an hour later
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Old 04-22-2014, 12:10 PM   #16
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No you need more homes usually cichlid have 3 homes so make more homes for him!

And ya that us too much fish for a ten only up three fish in there at the most! He or she probley can't fined a home that's what my fire mouth did and he died I didn't know at the time!

Don't do plants either do lot of rocks and make homes for him you probley have low pH so take out the plants and put A LOT of rock cichlids build the homes you just need to put rocks in there for a home! He/she will love it trust me!
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Old 04-22-2014, 12:23 PM   #17
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Don't do plants either do lot of rocks and make homes for him you probley have low pH so take out the plants and put A LOT of rock cichlids build the homes you just need to put rocks in there for a home! He/she will love it trust me!
No offense but you're so wrong. You're talking about African rift lake cichlids. Cichlids comprise a huge range of fish. Rams are a cichlid but they live in the acidic waters of South America where aquatic vegetation is lush.
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Sorry he/she died though

You still need I put rock in there the ram didn't have a home dude that's why and I'm not wrong I didn't mean to say take out all the plants leave couple !

And plus she's problely stressed out dude that what happens when they don't have home that's with all cichlids
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Mine had a home...he was only one of two rams in 87 gallons (there are other fish, of course). And it was doing the exact same thing. Up at the top, not eating.
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Yes I agree it's stressed. It needs cover to hide and such but rams have a very different social structure than African cichlids.
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