Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 03-22-2007, 07:28 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: West Lafayette, IN
Posts: 36
Blue ram spawned, now should I remove other fish?

Temperature is 80F
pH is about 7

My question is should I move any of the following tank mates else where...

2 tiger barbs (my main concern)
5 male guppies
1 harlequin
5 flying foxes

I think moving them would be a good idea because when the eggs hatch (if they do), the fry may get picked on, or won't be able to get anything to eat. But I worry that if I try to catch these tank mates with the net, the blue rams will be shocked and disturbed their caring of the eggs.

Right now they are taking turns guarding the eggs. The male is actually being more responsible.

jaguarr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2007, 04:47 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Harlingen, Texas
Posts: 1,643
Send a message via MSN to crazyred
The male is the main defender....he will even chase the female away sometimes, but that's okay.

I preferred to move the eggs themselves to a grow out tank. Of course, mine were laid in a 55 gallon tank full of fish and I had no where to put that many fish, but I got a container (plastic cup) and transferred the eggss, UNDER WATER, and moved them to a 10 that I set up. You can't let them be exposed to air or they won't make it. I would try to move them, because any of the fish you listed will eat them, and if the parents get too nervous about the other fish, they'll eat them too.
"My name is Crazy Red and I'm an Aquariumaholic." ~~Melissa~~dedicated Ram breeder~~

55 gal.FW: 4 platies, 3 angelfish, 3 Cochu's blue tetras, 2 Rummynose tetras, 4 A. cacatuoides, 1 A. trifasciata, 2 blue rams, 6 Von Rio tetras, 1 Queen Arabesque pleco

29 Gal. FW: 2 variatus platies, 6 cherry barbs, 10 harlequin rasboras, 1 opaline gourami, 1 hillstream loach, 1 Rio Jari pleco (L-316), 1 GBR

10 Gal. FW: 1 african clawed frog, 1 dwarf flame gourami

10 Gal. FW:tons of blue ram fry

(4) 2 Gal. FW: all four with male bettas
crazyred is offline   Reply With Quote

blue ram, ram

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Blue Rams spawned twice in 9 days! maxwell1295 Cichlid Discussion 4 04-01-2006 07:36 AM
Bolivian ram vs. Blue ram lifespan dax29 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 1 05-12-2005 03:02 AM
help for blue ram jibboo Cichlid Discussion 17 12-19-2004 04:02 AM
Blue (German) Ram w/ Gold Ram? niggit Cichlid Discussion 2 09-12-2003 11:19 AM

» Photo Contest Winners

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:58 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.