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Old 09-03-2013, 11:03 PM   #1
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Tips on german blue rams?

Hey fellow fishkeepers. I just bought a German Blue Ram last Friday and I want some tips on how to feed them and take care of them in general. I have him in a 25 gallon aqueon premium tank.
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Old 09-03-2013, 11:13 PM   #2
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Hey fellow fishkeepers. I just bought a German Blue Ram last Friday and I want some tips on how to feed them and take care of them in general. I have him in a 25 gallon aqueon premium tank.
Rams like to explore the tank so I would try to make it dense in regards to fake plants and decor. your nitrates should remain between 10-20 and anything higher your playing with fire. I'm assuming your tank is cycled so obviously ammonia and nitrite should be zero. Rams also feel more comfortable with dither fish like neons or other tetras who are always out and about. This makes rams feel safer and will keep them out of consistent hiding. Temperature should stay above 78 Fahrenheit and I would recommend keeping them at 80 or higher (85 is the cutoff). Feeding wise, I recommend hikari gold cichlid and bloodworms. Would you mind posting a pic of your new friend
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Old 09-03-2013, 11:21 PM   #3
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I have him with ten penguin tetras, 4 cories, 1 oto, and, 1 pleco. He is awesome!
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Old 09-03-2013, 11:24 PM   #4
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I have him with ten penguin tetras, 4 cories, 1 oto, and, 1 pleco. He is awesome!
Looks awesome, he has great color. Keep the parms up and water changes regular. Have a good staple diet, and more plants, the better. All the info above from the the other poster is also correct.
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Old 09-03-2013, 11:28 PM   #5
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Thanks! I was just noticing that he had a white speck on the tip of his top fin. I want to make sure this is not ich.
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Old 09-03-2013, 11:32 PM   #6
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Thanks! I was just noticing that he had a white speck on the tip of his top fin. I want to make sure this is not ich.
Ich looks like salt sprinkled all over the fish, he looks healthy, could be coloration. I have serval black neons with white in the sides, but there prefectly healthy just colored different. Haha might be a fungus, I would just keep an eye on him for now
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Old 09-03-2013, 11:44 PM   #7
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Oh okay sounds good. (Kinda off topic) Is the Bay Area water okay for fish? I add seachem prime to my tanks too.
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Oh okay sounds good. (Kinda off topic) Is the Bay Area water okay for fish? I add seachem prime to my tanks too.
Hmm, I really don't know. I live in the back woods an we have pretty good water. Google your city and water test an see what you can find. As long as you decloriante, you should be fine.
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Nice ram but I saw bamboo in the picture. Are the leaves above the water
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No do they have to be?
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Yeah the leaves could decay and ruin water quality
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Guys im pretty positive several white dots are starting to form on him. His front fins now have specks. What should I do?

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Is that a Bamboo plant... They die if they are fully submerged
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Nvm saw the other post oops
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Yeah I removed it already. Need help on the ram tho. Must've bought him sick or something...
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I am raising the temp and put in easy life aquarium fluid media. It is good for the overall wellbeing of the fish and tank environment. Dont want to lose this guy.
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Dos salt as well
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O have cories, otos, and plecos in my tank tho. I thought salt was bad for them.
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O have cories, otos, and plecos in my tank tho. I thought salt was bad for them.
That it is, ease the temp, mabye set your 10g back for a quant time tank for the time being
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I dont have room for my ten gallon on my dresser and it is totally taken apart now. Can I just treat my whole 25 gal?
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