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Old 05-26-2014, 01:06 AM   #1
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German blue rams???

Ok, so I have ordered a breeding pair of GBR for my tank. It's about 2 months old, with 8 Rummynose tetras, 2 (soon to be 5) neon tetras, and 1 surprisingly calm glow danio, + 5 peppered cories. I think I have enough hiding spaces,but I am planning on adding more. I only ever see 1-3 cories at a time, they are always stowed away in the nooks of the plants and driftwood. Is there anything I can do to prepare the tank more? Params are:

ammonia : 0

Nitrite: 0

Nitrate : 10-20

Should I raise temp?
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Tank size? Pic of tank?
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Tank size? Pic of tank?

Thanks for quick reply.I'm actually not at home right now, but I'll post one as soon as I get home. It's a 45 gal tank.
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Well you have plenty of room for them. My main suggestion would be to quarantine them for a few weeks in a tank by themselves. This allows them
To get use your fish food without other fish pushing them around. They can be very shy at first in my opinion.
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Old 05-26-2014, 02:04 AM   #5
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Oh, I doubt they'll get pushed around. My fish are all very timid, especially the cories... Click image for larger version

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Oh good. Mine like to have plenty of places to hide like plants and driftwood. I might suggest you add more plants and driftwood if you can.
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Also, I keep my GBR tank at 82F.
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I agree -- definitely get more decor. GBRs like cover, so more DW and some larger plants would help a lot. Dried leaves scattered around the tank are always appreciated too and they're convenient because you can form temporary caves with them.
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I keep my tank at 80 and my ram has been doing great. Like I said before, the more caves and plants and driftwood the better.

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Hm... I can't really get many more plants, but I do have some java moss I can work with. I'm going on a rock hunt as we speak actually
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