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Old 03-10-2007, 03:27 PM   #1
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Baby German Blue Rams - Wild strain

I picked up a bag of 5 GBR wild strain babies at my local fish club auction the other day. Funny but they are much smaller than what they appeared to be in the bag. Paid a robust $8.00 for the lot. Hopefully they will survive in my 30g.

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Old 03-10-2007, 04:15 PM   #2
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Cute!
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Wow! I want updates on these guys...I bet they will do well.
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cool, what is your water like? PH, KH, GH? do they require very soft acidic water?

i have always kept my eye open for wild caught GBR, but my water is SOOO hard
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cool, what is your water like? PH, KH, GH? do they require very soft acidic water?
I'm lucky in that regard, straight out of the tap the ph is 7.2, kh is 3dkh and gh is @ 4dkh.

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i have always kept my eye open for wild caught GBR, but my water is SOOO hard
No, these guys aren't wild caught, their parents are.
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No, these guys aren't wild caught, their parents are.
still with out generations of tank breeding i would think the requirments would be pretty much the same as wild caught
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I'm really excited to see how they grow up. Without the imbreeding that happens with other GBRs, i bet these one will have amazing colour and be alot hardier.
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No, these guys aren't wild caught, their parents are.
still with out generations of tank breeding i would think the requirments would be pretty much the same as wild caught
Indeed, it is since their parents had it. Just wanted to make to remove the thought that I somehow came across some GBR's directly from SA.

Right now they are being fed BBS and they seem to enjoy it. I've also seen them much on a flake (given to the rest of the tank) as well.
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Wow, they are cute. I love fish club auctions!! Good luck with the lil' guys.
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Nice acquisition Bill! I'm jealous over here. Keep us update with how they are doing.
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