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Old 05-19-2005, 01:17 AM   #11
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calm down. just keep a eye on them a little resting is ok it when they hang out in one spot for hour on hour then you can get worried. i learned really quick the longer you tank to acculiamte then with adding water when they are in the bag and leave the light off after you add them into the tank for 3 to 4 hours the less stress the better chance they will acculimate to your tank and live.

i am going to start doing this with all my fish when i add them: add half a cup of water to every 5 min until full, doing this 3 times, the whole time i do this room lights off and tank light, then when i add the fish get my buck and net, pour water into tank, put fish in tank, and leave room lights off for hour and half then turn them on, 2 more hours a tank light can come on, change them out for hour or so, add a little ich med, stress coat, stress zyme, and off with the tank light until the timer tells it to come on the next day.
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Old 05-19-2005, 01:58 AM   #12
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LOL! Im too excited to calm down
I just dropped in some food for the other fish, and the rams ATE! They actually ate food. I wasn't expecting them to at all. I guess it is possible for it to go either way at this point, but I am taking them eating as a good sign.
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Old 05-19-2005, 02:51 AM   #13
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great. i got bad new on my part just lost my female blue.
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Old 05-19-2005, 02:19 PM   #14
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Oh no. That stinks. How long have you had them?
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Old 05-19-2005, 02:33 PM   #15
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oh like 10 or 12 days. but no worries i am getting a new one for free where i bought them online.
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Old 05-19-2005, 02:42 PM   #16
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The truth is, German Rams are especially sensitive for a variety of reasons. During my research as to why this problem exists, I found the following article:

http://hjem.get2net.dk/Best_of_the_Web/blue%20rams.html

I'm using the information provided here and that of my AA family in trying to keep my new ones.

HTH.

PS - Sorry to hear about your Ram zilla.
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Old 05-19-2005, 03:00 PM   #17
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That is a great article Jc. Now that the initial excitement has worn off, I am worried about my new little ones.
Here are some pics I took this morning. Lets hope these guys live so I can give update pics in a few weeks.

http://keptawake.tripod.com/id4.html
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great pics looks like you may have all males but to soon
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Will having two males create a problem later on? And can I add females when they are older?
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Old 05-19-2005, 04:05 PM   #20
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for me its a problem now but if i lose my 2 males. i am going with bolvain rams next time.
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