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Old 01-27-2014, 05:22 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Fishperson View Post
I had a bolivian ram die from a nitrate spike of around 30 ppm. I hate to raise the {mod edit} flag, but have you even kept them?

Only for about five years, and I bred them.
I seriously doubt your bolivian died from a 30ppm nitrate spike. It was probably already sick and the nitrate spike did it in, but the nitrate spike by itself would not have caused this. When I was new to fish keeping I became very sick for a month, and wasn't able to change my water for 24 days. The Bolivian Ram pair I had survived it just fine, and nitrates went over 40ppm during this period.

As far as Kribensis being kept with Angels, I knew somebody who kept a large colony of Kribensis and a large colony of Angels together in a 55G tank and they got along just fine.

Kribensis are only aggressive when they spawn IME. A single Kribensis living with Angels would be fine.

Also, "The Rick" on Youtube has a 55G with Kribensis, Geophagus, Blue Rams, and Angels. No issues. It's well planted though.


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Old 01-27-2014, 07:30 PM   #12
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Hmm well it seemed fine but it's color was always a bit washed out.

I don't know if I got a bad one, but I really still don't think that they are all suitable for beginners.

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