German Blue Rams Tankmates - Opinions Please

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Matthiasfanu, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. MatthiasfanuValued MemberMember

    would electric blue German rams work in a 40 gallon community tank with harlequin rasboras, panda corys, and cherry barbs? Or would they be too aggressive?
     
  2. MattS99Well Known MemberMember

    Aggression isn't the issue, it's the temp. GBRs and Panda Cories aren't temp compatible. Bolivian Ram could work though.
     




  3. MatthiasfanuValued MemberMember

    Didn't even think of that! Are any Cory species compatible with GBR?
     




  4. MattS99Well Known MemberMember

    I believe Bronze, Steibais, or c.aeunus could work. But I'm not a cory expert.
     




  5. MatthiasfanuValued MemberMember

    Thanks! Appreciate it
     
  6. MattS99Well Known MemberMember

    No problem. Good luck with whatever you end up getting! Picking up a Bolivian Ram myself tomorrow.
     
  7. MatthiasfanuValued MemberMember

    What's the difference between the two? I'm not familiar with rams
     
  8. MattS99Well Known MemberMember

    Bolivians are hardier, can deal with lower temps, and a bit more peaceful from what I've heard, and a million times better looking! I'm obviously biased towards them, can you tell? I've never owned a GBR, I think that they are one of the least attractive fish in the hobby, from a visual standpoint.
     
  9. MatthiasfanuValued MemberMember

    What do Bolivians look like as far as coloration?
     
  10. MattS99Well Known MemberMember

    Mainly a white with a few black stripes towards it's face. The face itself is usually a yellow/orangey color. Some have blue, yellow, or orange flecks on the fins. Just google it!
     
  11. MatthiasfanuValued MemberMember

    Just did. They're awesome! And the temps seem to match up better with panda corys
     
  12. MattS99Well Known MemberMember

    Totally. By the way, I'm colorblind so I'm not the best source on coloration.
     
  13. MatthiasfanuValued MemberMember

    No worries! They also seem to grow bigger than the Germans which is awesome because I want them to be my centerpiece fish
     
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