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Old 05-19-2005, 04:26 PM   #21
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Having two males isn't a problem...but when you are ready one female is excellent (2:1 ratio). This will cut down on aggression.
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Old 05-20-2005, 05:29 PM   #22
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i have some more sad news on my rams. the smaller male died last night.
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Old 05-20-2005, 07:47 PM   #23
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OH no! Did they give you any indication they weren't doing well, or did all seem fine?
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Old 05-20-2005, 08:02 PM   #24
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it bite none, no indication, they even were eating. i guess that article that JC sent you is right. about they are making the a weak species.
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Wow zilla, both males huh? I found that article during my search to discover why only the Gold and Blue Rams have a high mortality rate when introduced to the home aquarium.

I'm thinking of starting a German Blue Ram thread similar to the Discus thread.
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Rams are known by some for undergoing respiratory stress once introduced in to a new tank or during shipment.
This is what I am most worried about. They seem to be breathing faster than the other fish, but I cant tell really if it is normal for them or not. I don't have a lot of hope now that you have had yours for almost two weeks, and they seemed fine up until their death. I guess I just have to wait and see.
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yep, i think we need to get more O2 in the tank for their acculitmation period.
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I'm so sorry to here of your recent loss.
I must admit i was worried about mine when i got them as they were breathing at a much higher rate than my other fish.
However i moved the spray bar for my tank so that i was getting maximum water agitation and all seemed to settle down after a day or tow.

Ahh stunning fish the Ram. They took a about a week to settle in. In all fairness are still growing in confidence, with their other tank mates. Their colours came back after a day or two and are now back to their stunning beauty.
Mine too split up and remained that way for around a week and a bit. Although now they seem to tolerate each other and even swim together for very short periods. Before the male gets tired of the female and chases her around for a bit.

Lovely fish and i'm so glad i got them.
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