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Old 06-21-2013, 05:03 PM   #21
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Beautiful fish! Where did you get it? I can never find GBRs at my local fish stores. EVER!
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Old 06-21-2013, 05:03 PM   #22
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Petsmart has them by me
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Old 06-22-2013, 12:31 AM   #23
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I wouldn't get rams from petsmart, your better off with a breeder or wild caught.
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Old 06-22-2013, 12:38 AM   #24
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I've gotten some amazing rams from petsmart. You just have to be selective when you look at some
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Old 06-22-2013, 12:40 AM   #25
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They sell nice electric blues and Germans at my local petco.

Also I thought they were harem breeders?
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Old 06-22-2013, 12:52 AM   #26
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No they breed in pairs
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Old 06-22-2013, 01:33 AM   #27
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I've gotten some amazing rams from petsmart. You just have to be selective when you look at some
My gripe with them is that their stock comes from farms, in which those fish are pumped with hormones. You may find some beautiful rams, prob more beautiful than wild caught, because their colors are being forced out of them chemically. They tend to last shortly compared to bred and wild ones. You may be an exception so congrats if that's the case, your a lucky one.
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Old 06-22-2013, 06:05 AM   #28
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Maybe. I agree with you 90 percent are crap, but if your patient and keep a watch on them you can find a beauty in a bunch
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Old 06-22-2013, 09:37 AM   #29
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I have a make and female Bolivian rams... they never paired, now they are just friendly tank mates
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Old 06-22-2013, 09:48 AM   #30
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Congrats on the Ram, they are gorgeous fish! Maybe I just got lucky but I had gotten a juvenile female a while back and wanted to try getting her a mate. I wasn't sure what would happen but I took the chance and put in a stunning male. Since she had been in the tank first for a while I at least suspected some territorial issues but.....literally within minutes of adding the male they were "pals" and she laid eggs a few days later.
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:08 PM   #31
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Thanx for all the replies btw guys. Got great news im getting a 75 on wednesday im going to paint the back black

And purchase some pool filter sand

In got some clean non porous rock that i chipped of my garden boulders and cleaned thoroughly
I will add some pics of the layout

I will get him a female as if they dont pair i will move her into my 35

Oh and what combination of lighting will bring-out their colors the best .
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:47 PM   #32
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:04 AM   #33
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How did you attach the rock together?
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:14 AM   #34
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They aren't attached but very difficult 2 shift with the way i stacked them. Do you recommend attaching them?
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:25 AM   #35
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You wont need to attach rocks to each other their not moving anywhere lol.. really loving the look its so nice! With rams, keep in mind that they are soft water fish. These rocks will harden the water. Be sure to add some driftwood, indian almond leaves or even peat moss to your filter - try to keep your ph at 7.
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Nice ram!
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