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Old 04-21-2011, 11:36 PM   #1
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fish wont breed

I have 6 kribs 3 German blue rams and a pair of platies. I had 6 platies but seeing as how no fish were breeding I decided to remove some fish. I have several cave like areas in a 125g tank along with some angels and gourami. So I was just wondering wat conditions I'm n.it doing right

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Old 04-23-2011, 09:48 PM   #2
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I have 6 kribs 3 German blue rams and a pair of platies. I had 6 platies but seeing as how no fish were breeding I decided to remove some fish. I have several cave like areas in a 125g tank along with some angels and gourami. So I was just wondering wat conditions I'm n.it doing right
Mine just do it. LOL
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Old 04-23-2011, 09:49 PM   #3
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Wat fish do you have?
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Old 04-23-2011, 10:08 PM   #4
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Wat fish do you have?
I have pair of Swordtails, 1 Female Molly, 1 Female Molly fry, 2 Black Skirt Tetras, and 2 Red Minor Tetras,
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Old 04-23-2011, 10:14 PM   #5
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It's probably due to poor water quality. What are you parameters?
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Old 04-23-2011, 10:17 PM   #6
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Ph is around 6.5. Temp 82. Nitrite/nitrate 0.
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Old 04-23-2011, 10:22 PM   #7
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My water is usually pretty good
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Old 04-23-2011, 11:13 PM   #8
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Ph is around 6.5. Temp 82. Nitrite/nitrate 0.
IMO temp. should be 79-80
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It usually stays 80-82. My fish seem great and I'm getting g ready to get discus which love the higher temps
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The Rams should be going crazy under those conditions! My question is do you for sure you have a m/f and do you have small, flat, smooth stones for them to spawn on?

The Kribs on the other hand may find the water a bit too warm for their liking.
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Old 04-24-2011, 01:33 PM   #11
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See with the rams I looked at how to tell and I know I have a female but the other two rams I'm not sure one doesn't even have the black spot at all and the other doesn't have the blue shinning in the black spot but does have black on the fin
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The females have rosy colored bellies.
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One deff does have a rosy belly the other two don't. Would it make a difference if I added a couple others?
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Just make sure there's more females then males. They are tough to breed but if you get a pair from the lfs it's a lot easier. The rosy belly may mean pregnancy. Do you have any flat surfaces in your tank? I put plant pots in mine. They work really well.
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Just make sure there's more females then males. They are tough to breed but if you get a pair from the lfs it's a lot easier. The rosy belly may mean pregnancy. Do you have any flat surfaces in your tank? I put plant pots in mine. They work really well.
The females always have a pink hue in the belly as they get closer to spawning it gets more intense. Rams also pair bond, so adding more females won't really help.
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so wat if i actually get males? is it still not a garuntee that they will pair off?
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If you already possibly have 2 males one of them will pair off, pics of the 3 would help to be sure of sexes.
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I said the more female thing out of aggression, not breeding. But thanks for clearing all that up
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three german blue rams and on electric blue ram can anyone sex them for me
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