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Old 06-23-2013, 04:18 PM   #1
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Bolivian Ram

I have a 35 gallon tank with a school of white skirts and a black kuhli loach. I was wondering if I could add a Bolivian Ram?
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Old 06-23-2013, 04:29 PM   #2
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Sure! I have had german blue rams in my community tank and they got along fine with the other fish, and bolivians would probably be the same.
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I actually have both GBRs and Bolivian rams in my community tank. As long as you have some caves, plants or hiding spots all should be fine.

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A Bolivian Ram is a good choice as they tend to not only be good community fish but they also tend to be hardier than GBR's. They are however sensitive to nitrates so be sure to keep nitrate under 20ppm.
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Go for it. I have a male in my 29 gallon community tank and he's peaceful with everyone. Remember though, it's still a cichlid, some chasing is expected but it's mostly for show.
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I also wanted to add I find Bolivians to have a lot of personality and my pair at least seems to look as nice or nicer then most GBRs
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Bolivian rams are much hardier than the German blue ram so they are best for beginners
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Old 06-23-2013, 05:40 PM   #8
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I also wanted to add I find Bolivians to have a lot of personality and my pair at least seems to look as nice or nicer then most GBRs
My female had a ton of personality. She would follow me around the tank weather I had food or not.
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I have a 35 gallon tank with a school of white skirts and a black kuhli loach. I was wondering if I could add a Bolivian Ram?
You could add one no problem. They are really cute too! I love mine.
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Old 06-23-2013, 05:49 PM   #10
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GBRs are not that hard to keep. You just have to keep up with water changes. And make sure your temp is stable in your tank. Rams like warmer water
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GBRs are not that hard to keep. You just have to keep up with water changes. And make sure your temp is stable in your tank. Rams like warmer water
I agree I haven't had an issue with my GBRs keep the water parameters stable and they are fine. (My heater broke and didn't realize the tank or down to 73 instead of the standard 80) I replaced it and everyone was fine, they are hardier then people say. Honestly I actually prefer the Bolivians over the GBRs
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