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Old 06-13-2014, 01:45 PM   #1
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Electric blue rams

My electric blue rams laid eggs last week and the fry began swimming freely yesterday
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The parents were extremely protective and fought off any fish that swam near the fry. The biggest issue was keeping my angle fish away, but he quickly caught on that he was not welcome anywhere near the rams territory

This morning I woke up to find my rams chasing each other and there were no babies in sight.
I am concerned about my female ram. She's swimming in the same spot underneath some plants right below the surface. I read somewhere that after an unsuccessful batch, the female ram often becomes depressed. The male is still trying to chase her but she doesn't as interested..

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Should I be concerned?

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Old 06-13-2014, 01:54 PM   #2
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Crush up some Xanax and sprinkle it in the tank right above her.. I can't say I've ever seem ebr free swimmers, next time could you separate them? I'm sure she'll get over it..

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Old 06-14-2014, 12:28 AM   #3
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Can't quite say where I heard this but sometimes the female will eat the babies if they are not experienced parents and the male will punish her by chasing and nipping for a short time. They should be okay but if it persists, I would separate them and try again in a week. Again, not quite sure where I remember that from so sorry if I am totally incorrect.

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