German Blue Rams

  1. CherryBarb123

    CherryBarb123 Member Member

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    I adore german blue rams. My LFS is great and their fish appear to be good quality. They have some gorgeous rams in there and I am so tempted by them

    It is just so hard to not change my mind when I go in there

    Anyway, can you keep rams alone? I think with my stock and that I already have a couple of pairs it wouldn't work? I plan to have/already have

    10 rummies
    10 bleeding hearts
    10 julii cory
    2 angelfish
    2 honey gourami
    5 otto

    Tank size 55 gallon
    Fluval u4 internal filter

    Could I make the bleeding heart shoal size 6 and add 1 or 2 rams? If so, how many can I add? I don't Want to have too many pairs if it might cause problems. Could I just keep one?

    I am aware that they can be hard to keep, so I don't need to be told about that side of their care!!

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  2. I keep fish

    I keep fish Well Known Member Member

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    Yes you can keep Rams alone has in there solitary in the wild.
     

  3. nippybetta

    nippybetta Well Known Member Member

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    Rams can be kept alone, but they'll be shy without dither fish, like the small schoolers you have. I would only do one pair because 2 pairs will mean territorial disputes and push your limit.

    Rams are really fun fish. They have great personalities and are stunning. I hope you like them if you decide to get a pair.
     
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    CherryBarb123

    CherryBarb123 Member Member

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    Ok, Thanks!

    So could I stock:

    10 x Julii Corydoras (Or should I Keep this lower?)
    10 x Rummies
    6 x Bleeding Hearts (Would it be pushing it to make it 8?)
    2 x German Rams
    2 x Honey Gouramis (Should I consider rehoming these?)
    2 x Angelfish
    5 x Otto

    Are there to many pairs? Is that overstocked

    Filter - Fluval U4 Internal
    Tank Size - 200L

    If the fish are going to be unhappy, I won't do it. I could probably rehome the gouramis if space is needed. I would love to get rams, but that is only if it will work :)

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  5. angelfish220

    angelfish220 Well Known Member Member

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    I don't think the gouramis and rams will be a problem, as they tend to occupy different parts of the tank.
     
  6. e_watson09

    e_watson09 Well Known Member Member

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    I would be worried about lowering the school of bleeding hearts. I have about 20 currently. When I first got them I only had 5 then I added 1 or 2 every week or so and they got calmer and calmer. They were pretty nippy until I had about 10 of them. I'd be worried they would start nipping at things in your tank
     
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    CherryBarb123

    CherryBarb123 Member Member

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    Mine seem fairly peaceful at the moment. At the moment I have 6, and they only occasionally nip the angels at feeding time.
     
  8. Wendy Lubianetsky

    Wendy Lubianetsky Well Known Member Member

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    Showoff.

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    Can I show off the RAMS I got yesterday to someone who loves them?? YES I WILL. I wish I could take better pictures.
     
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    CherryBarb123

    CherryBarb123 Member Member

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    They look great! I am able to go to my LFS on Tuesday, so would rams be suitable? Or should I stick with what I already have?
     

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