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Old 03-01-2017, 04:58 PM   #1
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Pairs of Blue Rams and Silver Angelfish Spawning in the same tank

Now I'm on the horns of a dilemma. I have a pair of silver angelfish that are spawning right now; I really didn't think they were mature enough. Plus I have a pair of blue rams that spawned in the same tank last week. I have no room to set up another tank to move either pair. Both pairs are defending their own spots, but not interfering with each other. Other residents are keeping a respectful distance. The Tank is a mostly S. American community tank with these two pairs, a school of bloodfin tetras, Sterbae corys, Banded plecostomus, and otocinclus plus a few swordtails for some color.

I clearly was not expecting this much activity this soon. I have only one other tank of ant size set up, but with Asian species. My two 20-gallon tanks are currently occupied by adolescent tortoises until the weather warms up this coming spring. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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If your tank is large enough to accommodate both breeding pairs without conflict; if their territories don't overlap; if they seem to respect and stay out of each other's territories; I say, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
If you plan to keep any of the fry, however, you'll need to make arrangements for them quickly. Maybe a couple of fry nets until you get one of your smaller tanks freed up to use as a fry tank.
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