Bolivian ram stocking

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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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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
 

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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
 
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df07205h

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


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

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

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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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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.
 

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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.
 

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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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