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Old 08-15-2005, 06:47 PM   #1
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Betta and Rams?

I asked in a thread of mine but figured I'd get some better replies if I posted a topic for it specifically. Can a pair of rams live with a betta in a 10gal?
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Old 08-15-2005, 06:51 PM   #2
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A breeding pair of german rams will kill or at least be very aggressive to any other fish in a 10 gallon. Two female rams with a betta might work, but I wouldn't do it. I think two male rams would be a bit too aggressive because they'd be trying to have their own territories.
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Old 08-15-2005, 06:55 PM   #3
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Alright. Thanks for the answer. I intend to have a breeding pair, so I'll try to find somewhere else for the betta.
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Old 08-15-2005, 07:00 PM   #4
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cool, good luck with the breeding pair! And remember you'll need plenty of room for the fry to grow out properly
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Old 08-15-2005, 07:03 PM   #5
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I know, I know. I'm excited already, and I won't even be getting them 'til around October.
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if you haven't already, check out this thread. People have put up the conditions they had when their rams spawned.

http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewtopic.php?t=53378

Tons of other good information on careing for GBR's in there as well.
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Old 08-15-2005, 07:21 PM   #7
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Assuming that's that monstrous GBR topic, in which case I've read it and taken notes. See, now I just need a place for my betta to go. >.> Since he apparently won't be able to live with the blood parrot in my 55, or the rams in my 10.
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Old 08-15-2005, 07:50 PM   #8
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I added a betta to a tank with rams and angelfish. Everyone ignored the betta but, the betta would flare at the rams. lol Brazen little fish. The rams didn't seem bothered though.
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Really? I dunno. I may at least try it out when I can observe closely.
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it is worth a shot, just have something as a backup in case it doesn't work out
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yeah definetly a good idea to have a back up plan for it

good luck though! sounds like you're going to have alot of fun with the Rams
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