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Old 11-05-2013, 12:06 PM   #1
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Blue rams

What is the minimum tank size for blue rams? Can they be kept in a community aquarium and live peacefully? Is one male and one female ok? I know they prefer lower ph's but would the be ok at a stable 7.5? How big do they grow?

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Old 11-05-2013, 12:31 PM   #2
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minimum tank size I would do is a 30 gallon maybe a 20 long, not a 20 high. One male and one female typically work well together. It does all depends on the individual temperament. You do not want two males together. They can be kept in a community, they are in the cichlid family so they can get nippy. They grow to about the size of a 50 cent piece. Hope this helps
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Old 11-05-2013, 12:41 PM   #3
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Thanks there in a 20 and I got male and female. They now live with 3 swords 1male 2males 8 harlequin rasbora and 5 neons. Temps kept at 25 degrees and ph has always been 7.5. It's a heavily planted aquarium with lots of hiding places. Parameters are good. I just hope they are definitely male and female. I'll post a pic if I can snap them.

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20 is more than okay. I keep breeding pairs in 10 gallons but for a beginner the bigger the tank the better. Male and female pairs work best and they are very sensitive to nitrates and stress
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Here are pics of them. Are they different sexes? They look different. Hmm I'll have to take extra care with nitrates.
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They appear to be a pair to me
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Old 11-05-2013, 05:43 PM   #7
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