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Old 05-12-2011, 11:33 AM   #1
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Blue Rams

Hi All,

I am, thinking of getting a blue ram, however, after looking online, many people who buy them from UK stockists say they die with a couple of months.

Has anyone in the UK got any blue rams and have you had any probs?

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Old 11-19-2011, 02:13 PM   #2
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I got some from my lfs in Plymouth and never had a problem and they are about 7 months old now
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Old 11-24-2011, 09:52 PM   #3
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Hi. I'm no expert but I've kept rams for a few years now. Theyseem to be quite hardy. In personal experience I've kept them in a community tank with buenos aires and aquiadens cerviceps. Still no trouble. Only problem you might have is that as a pair they seem very territorial. As most cichlids I'd provide plently of hiding places. Ps. Check you ph level. Having kept them I would say 6.8-7.5. Have a check anyway. I might have forgotten.
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Hi. I'm no expert but I've kept rams for a few years now. Theyseem to be quite hardy. In personal experience I've kept them in a community tank with buenos aires and aquiadens cerviceps. Still no trouble. Only problem you might have is that as a pair they seem very territorial. As most cichlids I'd provide plently of hiding places. Ps. Check you ph level. Having kept them I would say 6.8-7.5. Have a check anyway. I might have forgotten.
Mine have just spawned so yep I agree lol have had move all other fish to my other tank
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Hi rich. I bet your glad they are spawning, or at least trying.lol
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Old 11-25-2011, 05:32 AM   #6
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Hi rich. I bet your glad they are spawning, or at least trying.lol
Yeah I'm glad, they tried before but nothing happened but this time its happened fine I am so excited apparently they have to be in perfect conditions so I must be doing something right lol
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I have german blue rams and no problems. Mine are in a pH of7.4 .
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I've found most of the GBR pretty hardy in the UK, wouldn't say the same about the Electric Blue variant though. I've kept GBR successfully at temps of 26 and pH of 6.8.
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