Bolivian ram stocking

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by df07205h, Jul 21, 2015.

  1. df07205hNew MemberMember

    Hi all I'm setting up a new tank and was wondering if I can put 2 male bolivian rams in the same tank, it is not my wish to cause any undue harm or stress to the fish as I have had a bad experience with other cichlids in the past.
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  2. NympxzieValued MemberMember

    How large is the tank?
    I would say no, 2 male rams will fight. but depending on the size you can do a female and male

  3. CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    Welcome to Fishlore :)
    I've deleted your duplicate thread & edited the title of this one to enable you to get the best responses to your question.
    Please only make one thread per topic

    Last edited: Jul 21, 2015
  4. df07205hNew MemberMember


    Hi Coradee thanks for that, Im new to forums. Hi Nympxzie. Depending on where you are it's a 40ltrtank. I thought that may be the case.

    Last edited: Jul 21, 2015
  5. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    40 liters is way too small for 2 rams. You would need at least 100L to accommodate two Rams.

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  6. df07205hNew MemberMember

    Ok thanks for the advice, at least now I know. I have obviously been miss informed about this particular fish, again many thanks.
  7. NympxzieValued MemberMember

    Is there anything in the tank right now? Maybe we can help you pick out some fish for your tank.
  8. df07205hNew MemberMember

    not at the moment I'm still running it in so to speak, its only been running for just short of 3 days so wont be putting anything in till the weekend. Would be grateful for any suggestions though.
  9. NympxzieValued MemberMember

    Have you cycled the tank?

    fish suitable for a 10g tank that are easy to find are;
    betta, honey gourami, sparkling gourami, emerald dwarf rasbora, chili rasbora, pheonix rasbora, endlers livebearer, ember tetra, celestial pearl danio, threadfin rainbowfish, dwarf pencilfish.
  10. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Honey gouramis are not suitable for 10 gallon tanks. They need 20 gallons like other gouramis. Only gourami that works is a sparkling.

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  11. NympxzieValued MemberMember

    I took the honey gourami suggestion from the sticky. They only get to be 2" and are very slow moving and peaceful. Why do you say they cannot work in a 10g, just curious.
  12. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Seriously fish recommends a tank with a surface area of 24x12, a 10 is only 20x10.

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  13. df07205hNew MemberMember

    Hi guys its been a while since my last post about Bolivian Rams, I have since decided against rams and now have 3 Rummy nose Tetra, 3 Cherry Barbs, a bronze Cory, a Peppered Cory and a Shrimp. I'm happy to say they are all getting along fine and happy. Many thanks to all for your advice.
  14. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

  15. MinervaBelleValued MemberMember

    My advice to you would be to return the cory catfish and get a couple more cherry barbs, if anything. Cory catfish look really small and harmless, but they love being in big groups and having a long tank. Cherry barbs are the same way, but if you're set on having them I would keep those over the cories. Cherry barbs are pretty hardy fish.
  16. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    If you returned all of them, which you should, you could get a group of ember tetras, celestial pearl danios, or chili rasboras.
    I'd only get one of those species, you could have up to 12 in a 10g imo.

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