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Old 04-06-2014, 02:37 PM   #1
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German blue ram tank mates!

I have just added a German blue ram to my tank and I want them to be the centre piece fish of of my aquarium. Which fish are the best tank mates to add with them? I already have cherry barbs, Cory catfish and Plecos. Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks!
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Old 04-06-2014, 02:52 PM   #2
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What size tank is this? Is it planted?
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Yes I have 3 live plants and a 75litre tank.
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Alrighty then, rams prefer planted tanks so that's good. What else you can now depends on your school size and pleco species
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I have 5 cherry barbs and 2 2inch zebra Plecos.
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I believe you get a type of small tetra species like neons or flames. A school of 6. I wouldn't add any more bottom feeders because rams are territorial
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Thanks for the advice
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No problem, glad I could help
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Are kribs good community fish? I want some bright colours
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I'd say your well stocked as it is, 2 Pleco's in that size tank is going to be messy messy, how many Cory's?
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2 pepper Cory's and 2 zebra china sucker pleco
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Can you post a pic of the Pleco's? I'd say return one Pleco and get 2 more Cory's and sit back to enjoy a well stocked, nicely balanced tank
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Will just 1 be enough to keep the glass algae free?
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That's a loach, big difference from Pleco, 2 of those are fine... You should still up the number of Cory's to atleast 3
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Ah thanks. Il add 1 more Cory and 1 more german blue ram in the coming weeks. Thanks
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You could put some angels
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Do they not tend to nip fins? I do really like the jet black angels
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That's only a 20g. Do not add Kribs. They would compete with the Ram.

Be careful adding a second Ram unless it's the opposite sex. And even then watch out...they may still fight or if they pair up they might beat up the Cories.

And I call those Reticulated Hillstream Loaches. They prefer cool water, high flow and lots of oxygen. Might still be ok, but very different preference than a Ram tank.

http://www.loaches.com/articles/hill...-the-fast-lane
http://www.loaches.com/species-index/sewellia-lineolata


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German blue ram tank mates!

Don't go adding angels either, angels get 6 inches across (most common breed) and can and will be territorial, espically when a pair forms.
I agree with coursair about the loaches, there cold water fish from remote creeks from mountains
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Do they not tend to nip fins? I do really like the jet black angels

A 20g is too small to add Angels. They can get 12" top to bottom finnage.

Angels are fairly peaceful unless they pair up. In larger tanks they can pick a territory and chase away other fish without doing damage. A 20g isn't roomy enough. 29g minimum for a single Angel IMHO.

Breeding Angels you can use a 20g High for a single established pair with no other fish. But if they fight, there is no where to go. This is not for long term, just breeding.


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