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My German blue rams laid eggs on a rock What the heck do I do now I have neons and Cory’s also In the tank
 

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coralbandit will help. He's a good guy :)
 

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Is this the first time? Usually first time parents will eat their eggs or get something wrong so you may not have chances to play with the eggs until they spawn many more times
 
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Yeah This is the first time , unless it isn’t and I didn’t notice before
 

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Derek2408 said:
Yeah This is the first time , unless it isn’t and I didn’t notice before
Ok, so you might find the eggs eaten or gone in the next day or so
 
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Yeah the more and more I read. I’m less and less hopeful. Either way , I’m doing something right if they’re breeding
 

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Derek2408 said:
Yeah the more and more I read. I’m less and less hopeful. Either way , I’m doing something right if they’re breeding
Eventually. Hopefully. They get it right and then you just have to worry about catching the fry and feeding them! I’ve heard bbs is the best way to go. Haven’t gotten that far yet though!
 

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I think this is the 3rd ram spawning in the last week or so, crazy. It must be the time of year
 

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I’ve seen three others plus myself!
 

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It tis summer now where the rams really come from ?
Rams are one of if not the most difficult fish to raise from fry as far as common fish go .
They should have their own tank and then you see if they hatch .
With other fish you don't know who is eating them or if the other fish are stressing the rams ?
Takes several tries usually id your water is right .
If you have eggs still in 24 hours from when laid look to see if you can tell if they are fertile .
Fertile eggs will be amber or dull.Infertile eggs get very white ..
That is step one ..
 
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I noticed today , just a couple hours ago They’re on a rock surrounded by jungle Val and a Lilly. They could def be a couple days old for all I know. They look very white
 

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That is usually no good ..
Do they look fungused ?
Where are the parents ?
Are they guarding another spot ?
 
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Woke up this morning , and they’re all gone. Must have eaten them

They laid eggs again ?! How’s that even possible ?

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They laid eggs again ?! How’s that even possible ?
2x in 17 days ?
 

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If you get better then every 5-7 days shout it out ! That would be more often then 'usual' ..
Your pair is happy though it appears !
Congrats I hope they do better this time .
 
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coralbandit said:
If you get better then every 5-7 days shout it out ! That would be more often then 'usual' ..
Your pair is happy though it appears !
Congrats I hope they do better this time .
Oh ok, didn’t realize they spawn that often
 

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Derek2408 said:
Oh ok, didn’t realize they spawn that often
They do when you make them happy ..
As I said you have made them happy !
They spawn like Discus and maybe angels ?
16 weeks of breeding , 8 weeks recovering and 16 weeks back at it again .
So done proper the pair gains frequency until the middle of the 16 weeks [if you take eggs every time or they are 'lost'] .
Spoil your rams .Don't think you missed what ever happens and sulk .
Change water and offer frozen bloodworms and love . They really are just waiting on us to help a little .
 

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Derek2408 said:
They laid eggs again ?! How’s that even possible ?


2x in 17 days ?
Very pretty female!
 
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The first time they laid eggs they or something else ate them over night They were still there this morning. So that’s improvement I’m not really trying to breed but it’s cool to observe
 

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Here's the thing: If you're not prepared to raise them and house them (hundreds of baby Rams) then don't worry and don't bother and HOPE someone eats them.

If you're TRYING to breed them and you have somewhere that wants them, i.e., a petshop, then get all the other fish out of the tank and let them have that tank to themselves.

And that might be a good idea anyway as Neons and Corys aren't really temp compatible with GBRs. Neons want like mid 70's as do most Corys (some types with tolerate warmer) but GBR's really need like 82-84.
 
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I have sterbai Cory’s who are doing fine in my 78degree tank My neons are neon fine also. And my rams are from my lfs who keeps his rams at 78 and breeds them at that temp also

DuaneV said:
Here's the thing: If you're not prepared to raise them and house them (hundreds of baby Rams) then don't worry and don't bother and HOPE someone eats them.

If you're TRYING to breed them and you have somewhere that wants them, i.e., a petshop, then get all the other fish out of the tank and let them have that tank to themselves.

And that might be a good idea anyway as Neons and Corys aren't really temp compatible with GBRs. Neons want like mid 70's as do most Corys (some types with tolerate warmer) but GBR's really need like 82-84.
I also wasn’t asking for your opinion on my other fish Just wanted give updates on my eggs from other people who have commented on my last hatch
 
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