Long Finned Ram

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Welcome .
Looks like a male but all bets are off on long fins usually ..
If you have a female GBR then they should breed if you get them set up right ..
Tell us about your tank ..
 
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They are in a 120l tank, been running for about a year with my angel fish in but have moved them to my bigger tank.
All parameters good and lots of plants and a few plant pots and "saucers".
He's been with them for two weeks but seems happy to float next to them
 

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Get the temp up around 82+ and offer the girls their favorite food..
I spoil my rams with frozen blood worms when they are breeding.
They normally get grow crumbles that are .5 mm and some freeze dried Australian blackworms ..
Rams can be tricky and hard to hatch and raise even if they do breed so be prepared .
 
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Just checked temperature and it is 82.
They have frozen bloodwork, not heard of grow crumbles but will look into it. He just doesn't seem interested
 

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The grow crumbles are from Kensfish .
They are like New life spectrum slow sinking pellets @.5mm
I breed rams and have never had luck with long fins ! No joke ..Tried 2 times and said enough .Never even saw pairing behavior from a long fin no matter how I kept it .
Got tanks of rams now in my fish room and not one long fin ..Even have breeding dark blacks ! No long fins ...
I am told I will be gifted some long fin golds from Hawaii soon so maybe someday I can try to breed longfins also ..
I use Boyds vitamins in my fish food weekly ..
Water quality and changes are key for rams IMO .
 
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I'll keep you posted as to my success. Would be great to hear if anyone has successfully bred longfins or if it's some sort of recessive mutation.
And thank you for your comments, they are much appreciated
 

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Search in the ram section ,breeders section and there are some great breeding journals .
There are several real good ram people on this site .'
Summer is always slow on forums so most of the good action happens in the winter .
My rams honestly breed best Nov-Mar ...Been that way for 6 years now !
They do still breed in the summer but not as prolifically IMO ..
I am raising fry all the time and have 2 new spawns this week..
 
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