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Old 07-17-2012, 06:53 PM   #21
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I would suggest maybe just laying a rock flat somewhere. It might be to late now but I'm sure it won't make that big a difference haha. And okay

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Old 07-18-2012, 02:28 AM   #22
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I'm going to my Lfs to get some this weekend. And today her belly is a dark pink
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Old 07-18-2012, 10:00 AM   #23
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Ok good. And she should be laying eggs in the next few days
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:43 AM   #24
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Yay! I finally got both of them conditioned and her belly is really red! They have been fed on flakes, brine shrimp and bloodworms. Not long now!
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Old 07-23-2012, 07:58 AM   #25
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Pictures????
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Old 07-23-2012, 07:59 AM   #26
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On it!
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:01 AM   #27
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I'll keep adding to the photo the photos don't do them justice .
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:02 AM   #28
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Oh yeah. She's almost ready haha have they picked a spot yet?
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:05 AM   #29
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Yes behind a cave and plants from what I've seen.
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:06 AM   #30
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That's good. Are they like pecking at the spot a lot?
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The male seemed to be digging and moving stuff about, but that all I've seen.
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:09 AM   #32
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Well I think that's good. Haha mine did it on a rock, not gravel so idk. I would say in the next couple days you should have eggs
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Yeah my substrate is sand so fingers crossed!
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:13 AM   #34
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Oh yea forgot about that. And keep me updated
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Old 07-24-2012, 07:28 AM   #36
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Yes! I finally got eggs! The parents are guarding them ATM but I can't get any pics because of the position.
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Update: all eggs have now been eaten. I was expecting it though so it was no suprise. I have to wait until next time l
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Update: all eggs have now been eaten. I was expecting it though so it was no suprise. I have to wait until next time l
If you really want to raise the fry, I'd suggest pulling the spawns. Rams are notoriously either good parents or egg eaters. If you breed in a community tank, pull the spawns. If you breed in a separate tank and the eggs are eaten, pull the next spawns. If you breed in a separate tank and can give the pair some privacy, leave the spawn and see what happens. If they still eat the eggs, pull the spawn next time.

The misconception I repeatedly see on this site is that a fish's first spawn will be a DUD. That's not 100% true. Most fish's first spawns are not high percentage yields. That means that say there are 100 eggs, 10 or so (arbitrary number) might survive. If you are just looking to try to raise the fry for the experience (which I highly recommend), it doesn't matter that there are only 10 does it? The requirements are basically the same for 1 or 100 so why not at least try? It's good practice for when the fish do have a high yield spawn.

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Yeah. If you really want the fry you should move the eggs. But I'm just going to wait a couple batches and wait for them to become better parents. It sucks a lot, I know the feeling :/

But on the plus side you know they are paired up now.
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Yeah. If you really want the fry you should move the eggs. But I'm just going to wait a couple batches and wait for them to become better parents. It sucks a lot, I know the feeling :/

But on the plus side you know they are paired up now.
That's one of the problems with Rams, unlike a number of other fish, they don't always BECOME better parents. You COULD be waiting a long time for that to never happen
The choice, of course, is your
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