Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > Show Off/Photography
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 02-17-2012, 04:11 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
gallowchris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: toronto
Posts: 106
Quote:
Originally Posted by scottb View Post
Love your stock list so far. How big is your tank? I know I want a GBR, or two. Do you have 2 females and a male? Also, your GBR don't eat your shrimp or get into fights with your kribs?

Thank you very much! Tank is 70 gallon, with two filters Eheim 2213 & Eheim 2215 very important to have clean water with Rams, and Goby. I have 1 male GBR 2 females, 1 Male Golden and 1 Female Golden. So far the GBR's haven't touched any of the shrimp that I know of, hard to count them LOL. The Rams are to busy chasing each other around and I keep them fed. The Kribs and Rams get along just fine, haven't seen any fighting some harmless play though. Everyone seems to be very happy.

If you have any questions about care for Rams let me know
__________________

__________________
gallowchris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2012, 06:09 PM   #12
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 301
Quote:
Originally Posted by gallowchris

Thank you very much! Tank is 70 gallon, with two filters Eheim 2213 & Eheim 2215 very important to have clean water with Rams, and Goby. I have 1 male GBR 2 females, 1 Male Golden and 1 Female Golden. So far the GBR's haven't touched any of the shrimp that I know of, hard to count them LOL. The Rams are to busy chasing each other around and I keep them fed. The Kribs and Rams get along just fine, haven't seen any fighting some harmless play though. Everyone seems to be very happy.

If you have any questions about care for Rams let me know
Thanks! Not sure if I have any specific questions right now, I'm currently in the process of doing a fish in cycle. But any advice or information you might feel could be helpful is more than welcome!
__________________

__________________
scottb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2012, 06:20 PM   #13
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
gallowchris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: toronto
Posts: 106
Quote:
Originally Posted by scottb View Post
Thanks! Not sure if I have any specific questions right now, I'm currently in the process of doing a fish in cycle. But any advice or information you might feel could be helpful is more than welcome!

If your new to aquariums then I don't suggest you get Rams. They are tricky to keep alive longer than a couple weeks never mind a couple months if you purchase from your LFS. They are beautiful but not a fish you want to put in a new tank. I would say think about adding them after you have a mature stable tank. They don't like ammonia at all, so that has to be 0, nitrite also 0 and only small amounts of nitrate. I keep my tank at all zeros which is done because of my heavy planting and weekly 20-40% water changes plus the heavy filtering. All my guys are over a year old. The golden in the pic is about 16 months old and as big as he will grow. I have lost a couple along the way, hole in the head, which is very common. Make your mistakes with fish that can tolerate different conditions.
__________________
gallowchris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2012, 09:42 PM   #14
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 301
Quote:
Originally Posted by gallowchris

If your new to aquariums then I don't suggest you get Rams. They are tricky to keep alive longer than a couple weeks never mind a couple months if you purchase from your LFS. They are beautiful but not a fish you want to put in a new tank. I would say think about adding them after you have a mature stable tank. They don't like ammonia at all, so that has to be 0, nitrite also 0 and only small amounts of nitrate. I keep my tank at all zeros which is done because of my heavy planting and weekly 20-40% water changes plus the heavy filtering. All my guys are over a year old. The golden in the pic is about 16 months old and as big as he will grow. I have lost a couple along the way, hole in the head, which is very common. Make your mistakes with fish that can tolerate different conditions.
I definately won't be adding the Rams until after my tank has been established and running for awhile. Thank you for the helpful info. I know GBR are sensitive fish, but I have also read of people who have successfully kept them in all different types of water conditions. Maybe they were lucky and got a hardy, healthy, stock.

I currently have a 36g Bow Front, with an Aqueon QuietFlow 30 and an AquaClear 50 both running. It is moderately planted with 5 Harlequin Rasboras and 2 pieces of driftwood. It is lit with a 2x24w
T5HO fixture with one 10,000k and one 6500k bulb.
__________________
scottb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2012, 10:32 PM   #15
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 713
German Blue Ram

here's a good care sheet on the ram. i have 2 both male that i've had for about 14 months. they are great fish but agree that they need pristine water parameters and would do better in an established tank. also you must be willing to do frequent water changes. i do 20% every 3rd day but the payoff is having something so beautiful in your tank! here's my gbr's.
German Blue Ram
German Blue Ram
__________________
jpchin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2012, 10:37 PM   #16
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 713
sorry something happened to my pics. will try again.
__________________
jpchin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2012, 10:40 PM   #17
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 301
Quote:
Originally Posted by jpchin
sorry something happened to my pics. will try again.
That is one beautiful little guy. I love his color, and the natural flow of his fins. I'm suprised your males don't harass each other.
__________________
scottb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2012, 05:51 AM   #18
cha
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
cha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 29
Absolutely gorgeous!!
__________________
cha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2012, 03:30 PM   #19
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
gallowchris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: toronto
Posts: 106
Quote:
Originally Posted by jpchin
German Blue Ram

here's a good care sheet on the ram. i have 2 both male that i've had for about 14 months. they are great fish but agree that they need pristine water parameters and would do better in an established tank. also you must be willing to do frequent water changes. i do 20% every 3rd day but the payoff is having something so beautiful in your tank! here's my gbr's.
German Blue Ram
German Blue Ram
Thanks for posting the care sheet. Yup they are a big commitment. I do my changes about every 4-5 days, not weekly like i said before. Looks like you have great success also, thats a stunning BGR! Nice work

There should be a dwarf cichlid forum. What does everyone else think?
__________________
gallowchris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2012, 10:23 PM   #20
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 713
Quote:
Originally Posted by scottb View Post
That is one beautiful little guy. I love his color, and the natural flow of his fins. I'm suprised your males don't harass each other.
i have an all male tank. 2 gbr's, 7 dwarf gourami's, 2 sail fin mollies, 3 x-ray tetra's, 5 red tetra's,2 glo fish, and 2 bumblebee cat fish. everyone gets along great. no fighting ever as far as i know. i think you get the fighting when females are mixed in. then someone wants to be the alpha male. and so they fight for that title. i also like males because in most cases they are the most colorful. all i can say is that it's been working in my tank for the past 1 1/2 years. still have all the same fish. yea!
__________________

__________________
jpchin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
golden, ram

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Advice on golden apple snail eggs. LollyMac11 Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding 0 02-05-2012 07:09 PM
Pimple like growth on the nostril of my golden nugget pleco. rattlesnakerocka Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 7 01-07-2012 04:25 PM
Sick golden tetra VioletEmber Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 7 10-09-2011 05:44 PM
Golden Topminnow (Fundulus Chrysotus) -jetajockey jetajockey Freshwater & Brackish - Fish or Plant Profiles 1 08-02-2011 02:20 PM
Male or Female, German Blue or Golden... SENETOR Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 5 07-17-2011 11:59 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:36 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.