Personality Differences In Fish From Different Sources

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I have two sets of German Rams. One pair I got from a reputable breeder, the other from a lfs.

The ones from the breeder are always in the front of the tank, always eager for food, never hiding. The ones from the store ALWAYS hide.

I've had them about a month now, so they've had time to settle in. I'm amazed at the difference. I assume it's from breeding practices?? I guess there isn't anything I can do for the shy pair.
 

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GBR are notorious for being way over bred in the aquarium trade and are very prone to diseases much like dwarf gourami. I had the same issue with a pair I bought from my lfs. These are fish you definitely want to buy from a reputable source... always. Now, if only there were one near me... lol
 
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GBR are notorious for being way over bred in the aquarium trade and are very prone to diseases much like dwarf gourami. I had the same issue with a pair I bought from my lfs. These are fish you definitely want to buy from a reputable source... always. Now, if only there were one near me... lol
Its really amazing the difference. The breeder wasn't near me, I had to have them shipped. Wish I hadn't have gotten the lfs ones, thy make me sad
 

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Yeah... you could try returning shy ones, then. Do you mind if I asked where you purchased your other GBR from?
 
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