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PostSubject: Rams   Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:17 am

I am actually directing this question at Mary because i know she has blue rams Very Happy

Well, i have had lots of pairs of rams, but they all seem to end up with the lady dying! How did you buy your pairs and do you have any tips? Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Rams   Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:46 am

I ended up with a pair of males, Matty, as the LFS didn't stock females. After spending half an hour trying to pick out one, the guy eventually told me "Errmm...they're all males"... banghead

They have the perfect dominant-submissive relationship and, apart from an initial bit of chasing by the Alpha male, have never caused any bother.

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PostSubject: Re: Rams   Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:53 am

Oh scratch I had that as well. But mine just killed each other 24/7 until i separated them. And the females were killed by them two!! I think i need to get females that are bigger than males Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Rams   Fri Feb 15, 2008 6:12 am

Not a bad idea. That's what I have with my Pearl Gouramis - I have a juvenile male-female pair and also an adult female and she doesn't take any nonsense from him. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Rams   Fri Feb 15, 2008 6:35 am

My LFS doesn't stock many females! But i currently have 2 males who hate each other! But i will sort it all out when i get my BIG tank Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Rams   Fri Feb 15, 2008 6:59 am

You probably have two dominant Alpha males Matty which is why they haven't taken kindly to each other. Both trying to be The Boss and neither one surrendering. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Rams   Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:00 am

Exactly! They are each in separate tanks! I will take one back and get a bigger female and hope that peace is restored Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Rams   Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:01 am

Yeah, get a nice lady to kick his butt! If I was you, I'd take back which ever one is the most bossy to give your new female a fighting chance. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Rams   Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:05 am

Will do!
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PostSubject: Re: Rams   Sat Feb 16, 2008 12:50 am

Rams are lovely fish arent they. Are they ok in with other fish or do they have to be on their own?
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PostSubject: Re: Rams   Sat Feb 16, 2008 1:06 am

They are classified as community fish, but it is recommended to keep them in big tanks so any temperaments can be spread out. They are lovely though Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Rams   Sat Feb 16, 2008 1:20 am

It's one of the fish I wish I had considerd when doing my original stocking, and looking at MC's cichlid tank has me wishing for that too :lol:

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PostSubject: Re: Rams   Sat Feb 16, 2008 1:21 am

Diana wrote:
It's one of the fish I wish I had considerd when doing my original stocking, and looking at MC's cichlid tank has me wishing for that too :lol:

Get a nice new tank Very Happy Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Rams   Sat Feb 16, 2008 1:22 am

Time for another tank, Diana...Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Rams   Sat Feb 16, 2008 5:01 am

I wonder how many tanks are owned by the 30 or so members on here? I think yours alone could start a reasonably sized shop Mary, and Matt seems to have a few too!
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PostSubject: Re: Rams   Sat Feb 16, 2008 5:06 am

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I think yours alone could start a reasonably sized shop Mary

Embarassed Well this hobby is nothing if addictive...but, in my defence, my six tanks are quite small (the largest being 165L) in comparison to other people.

I know someone with about eight tanks and they're all quite big so God knows where she puts them all - there's probably no furniture left in the house... lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Rams   Sat Feb 16, 2008 8:20 am

I used to have 5! I have downgraded to 3 but will be in full swing with 4 by the end of this year! All in my bedroom Very Happy
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