Mate for German Ram?

Discussion in 'Ram Cichlid' started by tinks8400, Jul 29, 2015.

  1. tinks8400New MemberMember

    So after been sold 2 males, had asked for a male and female, one has unfortunately died. I'm wanting to get my remaining Ram a mate, my question is would it be better to purchase 2-3 females for him to choose from or jus the 1 female? What would happen to the remaining female/s if a pair was matched? Is it possible he would create a harem?
  2. JswinWell Known MemberMember

    I bought two for my one male. Unfortunately I haven't found out yet. Both females are in quarantine.

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  3. tinks8400New MemberMember

    I was thinking the same to purchase two, have you any advice on what would happen to the remaining female if a pair was matched, would she be bullied by the pair? Or jus get on by her self?
  4. JswinWell Known MemberMember

    Mine would be in a heavily planted 40g so hopefully she would have places to get away and hide.

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  5. tyguy7760Fishlore VIPMember

    I don't have this experience myself but have done quite a bit of research into rams. I've seen people that purchase 2 females for the male and when the male chooses the mate either they both bully the other or the two females start fighting. Either the lone female is killed or the mated female is killed and then you are back to square 1 with an unpaired group.

    Probably best if you just rehome the non grouped fish.

    EDIT: Since your tank is well planted I guess you could try it and observe closely. If you start to see aggression rehome the lone female

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