I have had a male blue ram for approximately 6 months, he has been on his own for around two when is previous mate died. Last week I introduced a new female to the tank which he became very interested in and the two seem compatible.
Yesterday I noticed a slight colour change in the male blue ram he appears to have darkened and lost the red pigment above the eyes but at the time his behaviour was normal, this morning however his behaviour has changed he has become very reclusive hiding in a dense area of foliage at the back of the tank his breathing is rapid and I have observed the occasional flicking against aquarium decor, I have also noticed a very small white area above his right eye and the back tail fin is also clamped although the fin has been like this since i acquired him.
None of the other fish seem affected , the female seems healthy and she will occasionally nudge him in which case he will respond by nudging her back, he does appear to be feeding normally.
Here are the details of my tank.
Ammonia - 0
Nitrite - 0
Nitrate - 20ppm
Tank Size - 150 litre
Filter - Fluval 306
Tank mates include several species of tetra along with patties and plecos.
Any help on this would be most appreciated , I will also include a picture of the ram to illustrate.
Apologies for the quality of the photos I will try to upload more
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