Bolivian & German Rams Together?

  1. KevInLA

    KevInLA Member Member

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    Hi everyone, so Im starting out my cycling process soon on my new 60 gallon tank (48x15x18) and was thinking about sticking. My goal is to do an all male tank with 1 of a few different dwarf species (Im doing a CA/SA tank) as well as a Tbar or Electric Blue Acara as a centerpiece. Also throwing in some corys and a top dwelling school of tetras or something like that.

    Since Im starting out i figured Id get a Bolivian Ram first since theyre hardier than the BGR, though the GBR is definitely on my list of fish to get if possible.

    My question is, would a single male Bolivian Ram & a single GBR get along in my tank? Im also wanting to include an Apisto and a pleco if that helps too.

    Any other suggestions are also most welcome. Thanks!

    *stocking
     


  2. Fanatic

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    No, I believe they are temperature incompatible.
     


  3. BottomDweller

    BottomDweller Fishlore VIP Member

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    I agree with Fanatic. I wouldn't keep bolivians over 76f and I wouldn't keep GBR below 80f
     
  4. Anders247

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    Yeah, they're temperature incompatible.
     
  5. BeanFish

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    If you google the temperatures the German Blue Ram experiences you will see they live in ovens. Almost 27-28 (roughly 82-84) is the average and the temp I would keep them at while Bolivian Rams come from cooler regions and the highest they go is about 26 Celsius or so. Because of this reason I would not mix them together.
     
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    KevInLA

    KevInLA Member Member

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    Well then, I think it looks like I'll need to adjust the kind I want in my tank. I'll probably go with the Bolivian since the other fish im looking at are within their temp range more than the gbr. I appreciate the responses guys.
    If you have any suggestions or favorites you think I should consider, let me know!
     
  7. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

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    Apistogramma borelli would be temp-compatible with bolivian rams.
     
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    KevInLA

    KevInLA Member Member

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    Yes. On the Apisto front I was thinking between one of those, apistogramma cacatuoides or apistogramma agazzizi.