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Tolley
12-30-2007, 08:38 PM
Got these 2 Rams 4 days ago now and finally got some decent pics

I was told they're Butterfly Rams (right?)
They're the only two in the fish store and had seen them there for more than a month, so i reseached and got them.

Pics:
1st: Smaller one (1")
2nd: Bigger one (2")
3rd: Both
4th: Rainbow Shark ( he snuck in )


What ya'll think?! :11:

gwenkat
12-30-2007, 09:30 PM
Those look like Bolivian Rams to me. Great fish, in warmer water they color up nicely.

gm72
12-30-2007, 09:36 PM
Awesome fish!

Tolley
12-30-2007, 09:52 PM
oh ok i'll try that!

thanks

Ellen4God
12-30-2007, 09:52 PM
Those are gorgeous fish! I love their eyes. :) Pretty shark too!

Tolley
12-30-2007, 09:53 PM
yup they're huge eyes!!

squirt_12
12-30-2007, 10:22 PM
awesome.......they look sos cool....they should colour up nicley soon. In the second pic.....what is that little fish in the background??? top right hand corner.

Tolley
12-30-2007, 10:24 PM
Yeh thanks cant wait for them to get their colours!

oh yeh and thats one of the platy fry i released into the main tank a week ago :thumb:

fishfanatic33
12-30-2007, 10:57 PM
From the pictures I would say those are definitely Bolivian rams. Make sure you keep them in warm water(low 80's) to see them in they're best color. Anyways nice fish!!

Tolley
12-30-2007, 11:11 PM
thanks the aquarium is at 80 i might raise to 81 or 82 and see what happens!!

thanks!

Kaga's Kritters
12-30-2007, 11:11 PM
yea they are bolivians. i have 2 myself. they are very nice fish

Tolley
12-30-2007, 11:19 PM
Cool they sure are!
thanks :c5:

NickFish
12-31-2007, 02:30 PM
Very nice rams.
They should get pretty colorful as they warm up to tank and their surroundings.

jeffs99dime
12-31-2007, 02:46 PM
very nice pics!!

Tolley
12-31-2007, 03:41 PM
thanks :11:

Incredulous_Ed
12-31-2007, 05:50 PM
Hey Tolley! you did get rams! very nice. The smaller one is still just a baby, so his true colors wont come for a few months. The second one looks lke almost an adult. Try warming the tank up to 84 or 85f, they will colorup and be much healthier. And yes, they are bolivian rams.

Tolley
12-31-2007, 06:14 PM
yup!! will the other fish be alright with a higher temp?

thanks

Incredulous_Ed
12-31-2007, 06:16 PM
Probably. if they start gaspin at the surface, lower the temp/.

Tolley
12-31-2007, 06:18 PM
ok thanks i'll look out for that, also i'll slowly raise it over a few days.

~Erik3.8.07~
12-31-2007, 06:23 PM
aww they looks so cute, and good idea raising it slowly, i would do just 1-2 degrees a day

fishfanatic33
12-31-2007, 06:43 PM
Yea...definetly don't raise it to fast. By the way how much were they? My lfs has them for $8.50 apiece

Tolley
12-31-2007, 06:59 PM
erm well they were priced at £3 each ( bout $6 each?)
but my lfs always give me money off :D!! so i got them for £2 each! ( $4 each? )

thanks

Tolley
01-03-2008, 09:18 PM
Ok so now my temps at 83, my other fish are cool with it.

The Rams are looking great!!! They both have those nice pink fins with light blue edging also the black patches are much more dense.

I could only get 1 half decent pic and it still doesn't do justice but here it is...

fishfanatic33
01-03-2008, 09:24 PM
Nice fish. Nice pic. How do you get money off your fish(going to have to look in to that)?

Tolley
01-03-2008, 09:26 PM
its a private store, the owner does more for his love of fish rather than the money.

fishfanatic33
01-03-2008, 09:36 PM
Awww thats nice. gotta love those kinda people. but how do you get him to take some money off the sale price?

Tolley
01-03-2008, 09:38 PM
i don't do anything lol, i'll jus pick out everything i want he'll jus say summit like 'gimme a fiver and that'll do' lol

Incredulous_Ed
01-03-2008, 09:38 PM
Looking good dude!

Tolley
01-03-2008, 09:39 PM
thanks!!! thumbs2:

fishfanatic33
01-03-2008, 09:45 PM
Thats really cool that he cares more about the fish than the money. Theres not many people like that left. Keep up the good work on the fish

Tolley
01-03-2008, 09:48 PM
Yeah it is and thanks!

Incredulous_Ed
01-03-2008, 09:52 PM
Another tip to get them to color up, feed frozen bloodworms once a week. They love it.

Tolley
01-03-2008, 09:54 PM
yeah i try to feed all my fish bloodworms once a week... by try i mean sometimes forget to lol