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Old 07-23-2013, 09:20 AM   #1
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Blue rams changing

Hi ive got a male and female blue ram. Ive had them a few months now. The male has become very vibrant in colour and size and his fins have grown quite fancy. However the female has lost most of her colour which she started with only leaving her with the smallest amount of colour and is no where near the same size as the male. Is this normal or is something wrong?
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:26 AM   #2
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Normally fading colors means the fish is stressed or undernourished. Is the ram that is fading being bullied?
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No ive been watching really closely since i noticed the fading. All the parameters are good. There is some male attention but its not more than a 2 second chase and its done. Ive just found it strange that all fish are doing fine and even the male looks amazing now
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No ive been watching really closely since i noticed the fading. All the parameters are good. There is some male attention but its not more than a 2 second chase and its done. Ive just found it strange that all fish are doing fine and even the male looks amazing now
Any sign of disease?
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Fins are all intact. Not as big as the males though. No spots or redness or gasping. Shes feeding and swimming around as normal. She has gone a little solo and spends alot of time away from the other fish though
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Fins are all intact. Not as big as the males though. No spots or redness or gasping. Shes feeding and swimming around as normal. She has gone a little solo and spends alot of time away from the other fish though
Hmmm... not sure what is going on. Anybody else have an idea?
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:12 AM   #7
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Sorry the pics arent great but you should be able to see the difference
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Can I guess that's its just bad genes maybe. What's the tank stock, params and fish's diet?
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