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Old 09-20-2018, 08:53 PM   #1
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German blue rams stocking question.

I read that 20 gallon tank size is for two GBRs fish but i was wondering if maybe adding too many like overstocking will curb the aggression like we do in case of African Cichlids so they don't establish territories. Will this work in case of German blue rams as well? Like stocking six or seven in a 20 gallon?
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Yes it works. If they grow up together ime. A 20 is to small, it may work but I'd opt for a larger tank for a few simple reasons. Give them space if they want it and keep water real clean. I have 16 in a bare bottom 40b for about a year now.
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Does dense foliage or hardscape (anything to block line of sight) help in this situation?
Does it all go to pot when they pair off and breed?
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Does dense foliage or hardscape (anything to block line of sight) help in this situation?
Does it all go to pot when they pair off and breed?
With pairs in spawn, they need their little spot and everyone else needs to move away. I have 4 half pots and bases around the tank and a couple big java fern. I also pick pairs out as they form so I'm pretty sure it's an all Male tank at this point. They school up.
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Does dense foliage or hardscape (anything to block line of sight) help in this situation?
Does it all go to pot when they pair off and breed?
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With pairs in spawn, they need their little spot and everyone else needs to move away. I have 4 half pots and bases around the tank and a couple big java fern. I also pick pairs out as they form so I'm pretty sure it's an all Male tank at this point. They school up.
Thanks. Some pictures of tank. I think I have many hiding spaces. Behind rocks and between rocks and a very dense pearl grass plant which is growing extremely fast.







I really love this fish and want too many of them like 10 maybe and want them to be seen by me as otherwise they hide a lot if two or three in a tank. I am not concerned if they breed or not. Just don't want one ram corners the other to the point where it dies. A little nipping is fine which is part of there behaviour. I have harlequin rasboras which may act as a distraction too.

Please advise.
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They like it hot. 82į. 10 is too many. 4 tops. Very sensitive to nitrates.
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They like it hot. 82į. 10 is too many. 4 tops. Very sensitive to nitrates.
Mine is now 83.3 so temperature wise its ok. Also water parameters are as they prefer. How many then i can put even if i overstock it?
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I agree with 4 would be slightly overstocked once fully grown. 6 would be really pushing it.
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I agree with 4 would be slightly overstocked once fully grown. 6 would be really pushing it.
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Coral if you are here please give me your advise too as you are the rams expert here.
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