I am going to get either German blue or German gold rams. I am cycling right now. I have read that these fish are very particular. The good news is that they like soft water which I have. Does anyone have any tips, and are they as difficult as they say?
Thanks for all of your help-- I can't wait until I can get the Rams. I think I am going to get the Blue-- they are available at one of the LFS around here. I could order the gold, but we'll see. I love fish with personality. Right now I have tetras to get the cycle started-- they are boring. I added 2 albino cory cats, one of them is soo funny. I might add one more a little later as I here 3 is a better number. I hope I don't lose any fish during the cycle, but if I have to, I hope it isn't the corys.
If you are trying to get an idea of the environment for keeping Rams, they are a highly recommended tankmate for Discus. So, the same, or similar conditions for Discus would also suit RAMS.
I've been out of the hobby for a while. I was heavily involved with saltwater aquariums for several years. I'm just getting back into the hobby and am planning on keeping discus in a planted aquarium. I'm waiting for my tank to arrive (46 gallon Acrylic bow front).
If you'd like to see some really beautiful Rams, go to www.discusmadness.co. He is the breeder (fairly local so I can pick them up - no shipping) that I will be dealing with once my tank is setup. He breeds discus and rams. They are quite outstanding!
Any Discus experts out there? I've got well water in my home and was wondering if this is going to pose any problems with keeping discus. PH around 7.4 - 7.6. However, Total Hardness is around 120 ppm. Anyone have any thoughts, suggestions?