Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Cichlid Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 03-19-2004, 05:57 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: California
Posts: 109
HUGE German Blue Rams!!

Finally found some excellent German Blue Rams out in San Francisco recommended by some people at my LFS I frequent often. It is unbelievable... His rams were 3 1/2 inches long and extremely colorful!!! The body shapes are also different from any other rams I'd seen at all the other stores in the area. They more closely resemble the body shapes of the Bolivians. Very nice store!!!
__________________

__________________
Michael
My 90 Gallon Mixed Reef
177ichael is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2004, 06:13 PM   #2
Moderator Emeritus
 
Menagerie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 13,230
I saw rams that size a month ago at a LFS. My Bolivian rams are only an inch or so--I have had them for over a year. I like them small

Did you bring any home???
__________________

__________________

Menagerie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2004, 06:34 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: California
Posts: 109
Yep! Brought home a pair. He had 2 tanks side by side with 2 month old rams and 4 month old rams. The 4 month old rams were already about 3 inches long and showing great coloration. The 2 month olds had very little color, but the males were already bigger than other rams i'd seen in other stores. They have more of a bullish face and 'shoulders' than all the other rams i've seen. The owner of the store also showed me the breeding room he has set up for blue rams, discus, and angels. Very captivating to see a tank full of baby German Blues.

I'm really excited about these guys. I'll try to snap some shots later on if you are interested.
__________________
Michael
My 90 Gallon Mixed Reef
177ichael is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2004, 06:38 PM   #4
Moderator Emeritus
 
Menagerie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 13,230
Yeah--pics please!!
__________________

Menagerie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2004, 07:10 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: NY
Posts: 4,536
Oooh yeah; I wanna see pics.

Did you get a chance to find out his breeding techniques? Nutrition? I'd love to know how he managed such big rams!
__________________
aka Cycling Guru and the Ich Slayer

*glares at Terry and QTOFFER*

Card carrying member of FTAS & GCAS.
Allivymar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2004, 11:58 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: California
Posts: 109
His english is not very good, but from my understanding he's been breeding German Blue Rams, Discus, and Bolivians for years. I believe he's been in that same shop for 30+ years. He feeds all of his fish tubifex worms and brine shrimp he raises himself. His breeding room consisted of various tanks with different pairs of fish in each tank. The breeding tanks had nothing in them other than the filter and heater. He imports no fish from the far east and only uses his own stock for breeding. I believe his rams have a reputation for being the best in the area. He can also sell them for much less because he raises these fish on his own and does not have to pay for shipping costs.

I didn't realize German Blue Rams got that big until I saw his. They look like monsters!! 8O
__________________
Michael
My 90 Gallon Mixed Reef
177ichael is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2004, 12:14 AM   #7
Moderator Emeritus
 
Menagerie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 13,230
That is impressive! Plus, you don't have to worry a ton about water parameters being different from your home tank since they are all locally bred and raised!
__________________

Menagerie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2004, 08:22 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: NY
Posts: 4,536
Omg. I was in a new (for me) fish store today (thanx Brian!) and they also had the HUGE Bolivians. Holy cow; they are absolutely enormous!! Make my poor ones look like midgets LOL Easily over 3 inches long NOT including fins. The owner said he had LARGER ones previously...oi!
__________________
aka Cycling Guru and the Ich Slayer

*glares at Terry and QTOFFER*

Card carrying member of FTAS & GCAS.
Allivymar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2004, 12:15 AM   #9
Moderator Emeritus
 
Menagerie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 13,230
Is it a different subspecies, or just selective breeding?
__________________
Menagerie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2004, 01:08 AM   #10
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: NY
Posts: 4,536
No idea. They look just like my guys in terms of fin shape and coloration. Just HUGE LOL
__________________

__________________
aka Cycling Guru and the Ich Slayer

*glares at Terry and QTOFFER*

Card carrying member of FTAS & GCAS.
Allivymar is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
blue ram, blue rams, german blue ram, german blue rams, rams

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
German Blue Rams theotheragentm Archive 1 05-20-2008 11:42 AM
German Blue Rams chipchop Cichlid Discussion 20 04-09-2008 07:47 PM
German Blue Rams.... Lonewolfblue Archive 0 08-27-2006 01:13 AM
Blue rams vs German blue - any difference? exodus Cichlid Discussion 27 05-16-2006 12:39 AM
German Blue Rams PrettyFishies Cichlid Discussion 2 03-14-2006 07:11 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:31 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.