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    I have 2 female German Blue Rams.

    Should I add a male? Or will the 2 females be ok by themselves?

    I would like to have a mated pair, but will a male and 2 females work together?

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    What is the rest of your stock? Do you have plants and other hiding places? If you get a mated pair you might see aggression issues.
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    If the 2 females that I have will work together I am fine with that.

    I just didn't know if I need a male and a female. Or if they are more comfortable in groups.

    I've tried to find info online but everything I have found is more about caring for them rather than the company in which to keep them.

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    As far as I know you'll be ok as long as you have adequate hiding places and such.
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    The 2 females are always together. Where 1 goes, the other goes. They are almost always side by side.

    But they both found a sinking wafer on the bottom and seemed to fight over it. It is the only aggression I've noticed from them.

    Maybe they are territorial over food. But if they aren't eating they seem to be best friends.

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    When I originally got mine I had been told that they pair up and mate for life, but I later found out that this is incorrect. They are actually known to be harem breeders, so two females and a male should be fine in your tank. The misinformation apparently came from the fact that he will most likely pick one of the two females to be his "favorite" girl, and will swim around protecting her all day, but that doesn't mean he will ignore the other. As long as you have adequate room and hiding spots I say go for it. If you do you should think about adding a very large flat rock as a place for them to groom for spawning together.
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