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Old 07-22-2013, 01:52 AM   #1
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German Blue Rams

So I have a 50 gallon planted tank that I do a water change on once a week. I have rainbows and trying to keep rams, however out of the 3 male rams I have bought over time to go with the female ram they have all died. I know rams need ideal water conditions but the female I have has been in the tank for 6 months with no problems. Any ideas?
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Old 07-22-2013, 02:58 AM   #2
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Random curiosity.. What kind of rainbows are they?

As for the gbr, I feel your pain. I have bought a bunch of them trying to keep a pair and 1 or the other always dies. I finally have 1 that has lived a long time and decided that I'm not destined to have 2 at the same time. They are just really fragile fish. Too bad I have to trade mine in because it loathes my rainbows.
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:20 AM   #3
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Don't worry, I didn't have much luck either. They laid eggs but then they started dying off.
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Random curiosity.. What kind of rainbows are they?

As for the gbr, I feel your pain. I have bought a bunch of them trying to keep a pair and 1 or the other always dies. I finally have 1 that has lived a long time and decided that I'm not destined to have 2 at the same time. They are just really fragile fish. Too bad I have to trade mine in because it loathes my rainbows.
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Having multiple male rams is a mistake. I could see a few females and one male but your asking for tragedy getting more males than females. Also once they pair, you need to remove the other because the pair will torture the rest in the tank until they croak.
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Old 07-22-2013, 02:36 PM   #6
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Having multiple male rams is a mistake. I could see a few females and one male but your asking for tragedy getting more males than females. Also once they pair, you need to remove the other because the pair will torture the rest in the tank until they croak.
I didn't have all three males at the same time. Every time I bought a male for my female he would die
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Having multiple male rams is a mistake. I could see a few females and one male but your asking for tragedy getting more males than females. Also once they pair, you need to remove the other because the pair will torture the rest in the tank until they croak.
Same goes for females, females will fight same as males. They need to be kept in pairs. That last part isn't true either. A pair can easily be kept with many other fish in a community.
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2 Boesmani, 1 Australian, 1 Madagascar and 1 red irian
Ahh. Yeah, mine has been picking on my praecox rainbows. I was wondering if it was a normal thing or if mine was just a jerk.
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Same goes for females, females will fight same as males. They need to be kept in pairs. That last part isn't true either. A pair can easily be kept with many other fish in a community.
I meant they would torture the remaining rams not paired.
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I meant they would torture the remaining rams not paired.
This can be true. I keep several pairs in a tank together. Ime they don't do well in small numbers. Example 3-5 rams in a tank. However if in larger numbers they tend to get along better even when they spawn.
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