Look what I GOT!

Discussion in 'Ram Cichlid' started by I keep fish, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. I keep fish

    I keep fishWell Known MemberMember

    After multiple days of same test results I decided to go look for GBR guess what they dont have any so I had to get something.Well guess what its a pair of Bolivian Rams. Here they are:

    My little gurl lol she is a young one.
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    My boy! he look's full grown im not sure
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    Is it normal for him to be chasing her cause they be doing that alot.
     
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  2. CichlidSWAGA

    CichlidSWAGAWell Known MemberMember

    i don't see anything
     
  3. OP
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    I keep fish

    I keep fishWell Known MemberMember

    HUh!!
    Here ill try to fix it.
     




  4. OP
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    I keep fish

    I keep fishWell Known MemberMember

    There i fixed it I think
     
  5. e_watson09

    e_watson09Well Known MemberMember

    They look good, can't wait to see pictures of them once they settle in!

    Keep an eye on your levels since it was a pretty new tank but you should be good, hopefully they calm down for you soon :)
     




  6. CichlidSWAGA

    CichlidSWAGAWell Known MemberMember

    Now i see them. Very cool!
     
  7. OP
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    I keep fish

    I keep fishWell Known MemberMember

    Yea im watching very carefully! They havent developed color yet still a little stressed from the petstore

    They keep doing this locking lip thing i think its agression but idk maybe just settling in
     
  8. RogueAgent94

    RogueAgent94Fishlore VIPMember

    Very nice!! They should color up wonderfully. I really enjoyed my Bolivians when I had them. I always found that they liked to be in big groups, except when breeding ;).
     
  9. e_watson09

    e_watson09Well Known MemberMember

    Humm that's weird, I'm not sure what that could be. Are you sure you have a male and a female? I can never tell rams apart for the life of me, I ended up bringing home two males when I bought some and needless to say they fought constantly.
     
  10. OP
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    I keep fish

    I keep fishWell Known MemberMember

    yea im sure I spent 20 minutes making sure.I think hes ready and shes not lol
     
  11. Meeps83

    Meeps83Well Known MemberMember

    I can't tell mine apart either. It's either 3 males, 1 female or 2 and 2. They all get along though. Hopefully yours get along regardless! They are very pretty when they start showing their yellows and pinks!
     
  12. OP
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    I keep fish

    I keep fishWell Known MemberMember

    He likes the spong filter tube she like the pot.

    This might help the whole tank! I ordered driftwood which will be here on monday.

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  13. TayJay76

    TayJay76Valued MemberMember

    Hello,

    Usually the females have a pink hue on their belly, while the males don't.

    Since they are still trying to get used to the tank it'll be a little hard to tell, but once they get used to their new environment they will burst with many colors.
    It seems you have already figured the genders so that being said good luck with your new fish:)
     
  14. orbelina

    orbelinaValued MemberMember

    My pair did that too the lip locking thing...she came off worse in one little battle, and ended up with what looked like a bloody nose....and he chased her relentlessly for the first few days...
    You might find giving her more places to hide and making sure there is something in the middle of the tank (to disrupt the view from one end of the tank to the other) might help...that was the advice I was given and it seemed to work.
    Although I will admit I moved them into a much larger tank and they settled down immediately and are now like an old married couple, its really sweet...:p
     
  15. OP
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    I keep fish

    I keep fishWell Known MemberMember

    did they start getting along after that few days? im thinking it just from settling in
     
  16. orbelina

    orbelinaValued MemberMember

    It's hard to tell really they went from a 35l to a 180l and straightaway Nancy got her colour back properly and then they settled down.. it wasn't as aggressive after the first few days though, although I did make sure she had plenty of hiding places in the smaller tank which seemed to help...
     
  17. OP
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    I keep fish

    I keep fishWell Known MemberMember

    When i get driftwood Ill get some pvc to make caves :D
     
  18. OP
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    I keep fish

    I keep fishWell Known MemberMember

    She's starting to get here color very pretty pink fins and he's getting his blacks back.And there not being as agreesive today there sitting by each other :)
     
  19. orbelina

    orbelinaValued MemberMember

    Ah cool sounds like they are settling down...another couple of weeks they will look like a little old married couple lol...they are so sweet...take more pics lol ;)
     
  20. OP
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    I keep fish

    I keep fishWell Known MemberMember

    Ill try to get a good picture of the colors
     




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