Originally Posted by schpanky
I saw something on youtube a while back about German Blue Rams. The guy said that the problem is the breeding farms they come from (it's all about bad breeding?). Anyone know about this?
I know a little?
At this point in time many are holding to bad breeding and and poor lines being the culprit?
I tend to really believe GBR do BEST in a species only tank or one where they are dominant.
My first rams came from the Netherlands,
I mixed into them fish from Yunite(very respected breeder on west coast) after my first year breeding.
I am now on year 2+ of breeding GBR and YESTERDAY received new stock from an excellent source in Kansas!
Originally Posted by gemach7
Most of the GBR's in the trade are from breeding lines started in Thailand or shipped from there. These have very little genetic diversity and conditions they are bred in lead to high mortality rates. Also not unheard of for them to dye them as well leading to further health issues. Definitely a fish I would only get from a well reviewed breeder.
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Only time will tell if a well reviewed breeder really has the stuff!
I have no complaints on my 10 I got from yunite last year,but also can't say they are still with me as I keep several pairs in dorms together and move pairs around a lot.
I hope all I have sold are fine and long before I offered one GBR on this site my LFS
said that they received not one complaint from customers who purchased my fish.
Does that mean they lasted longer then others??
I know one member here who lost one pretty quickly for what ever reason IMO
It is a very fragile fish fish IMO
I know how to keep a tank and fish going on minimal effort and can't help but feel these guys would still be first to go with any issue?