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Old 05-23-2013, 09:32 AM   #1
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HELP!! Very aggressive ram cichlid

I bought a German blue ram cichlid 2 days ago and he has already claimed two rock formations in my tank and they are big so he pretty much claimed my whole tank and attacks all my fish relentlessly is he going to eventually kill them?
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What size tank is this, and what are the tankmates?
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He will either kill them or stress them to death...


There's no telling if he will calm down with time, but it's probably for the best to remove the ram from the tank.
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:05 AM   #4
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10 gallon tiger barb, golden barb, swordtail.
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10 gallon tiger barb, golden barb, swordtail.
The tank is to small which is what's causing the aggression since he's claimed the entire tank, this will not stop so I'd either rehome the ram, the other fish, or look for a larger tank.
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The tank is to small which is what's causing the aggression as he's claimed the entire tank, this will not stop so I'd either rehome the ram, the other fish, or look for a larger tank.
+1 on that.
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:30 AM   #7
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I'm not home now so I don't have a pic of it but can you sex this by its description it has black on its fins hanging off its belly tall dorsal fin looks sharp on front of fin big forehead.
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I can't get a bigger tank or take it back so if I let nature take its course what will happen?
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Stress is bad for all living things, just like humans this can and will lead to illness. Especially for fish stress is a huge problem because they cant do anything to reduce it, this condition increases in a small tank. He will either kill them or potentially stress them to death.
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Could try putting a divider in, so he stays on one side for a few day. This worked my my angel that was really aggressive
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He's doing a little better now just makes sure nobody is close to his rock....roar!
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Old 05-30-2013, 12:13 PM   #12
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What can go with him that can take his harassment?
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