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Old 04-29-2014, 02:20 PM   #1
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Suitable tank mate with GBR

I am trying to start a GBR tank but I want to get other rams too. Can I combine GBR with other rams like electric rams and other rams?
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What size of tank? Rams can be very territorial and aggressive especially during breeding.
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My favorite tank mate for Rams are cardinal tetras.
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What size of tank? Rams can be very territorial and aggressive especially during breeding.

It's 50 gal
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Suitable tank mate with GBR

That should be enough room, but I'm not an expert on rams. I have GBR's in a 30 with cardinals, and some others, but I don't know much about mixing them with Bolivians, or EBR's

My understanding is that they are territorial, a 50 should be enough space, unless there's something I don't know.
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GBR's, EBR's, Golden, and Angel rams are all the same species, so will be fine to combine. You can also add Apistogramma as well. Bolivian rams are a different species, and prefer slightly cooler water than GBR's and apisto's... but some people keep them with GBR's, and they seem to do fine.

In a 50 gal tank, I'd get two ram pairs, and an apisto. Or Four male rams, with lots of plants!
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GBR's, EBR's, Golden, and Angel rams are all the same species, so will be fine to combine. You can also add Apistogramma as well. Bolivian rams are a different species, and prefer slightly cooler water than GBR's and apisto's... but some people keep them with GBR's, and they seem to do fine.

In a 50 gal tank, I'd get two ram pairs, and an apisto. Or Four male rams, with lots of plants!

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That should be enough room, but I'm not an expert on rams. I have GBR's in a 30 with cardinals, and some others, but I don't know much about mixing them with Bolivians, or EBR's

My understanding is that they are territorial, a 50 should be enough space, unless there's something I don't know.

Ok. Thanks for replying.
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