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    Default Stuck between rams and borellis?

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    I have a 29G tank, currently stocked with guppies (I'm giving them to a friend, as I am sort of craving something more challenging, both breeding and keeping wise). I have a lot of prep work to do (exchanging lightly coloured gravel for black sand, planting, slowly adjusting pH, water hardness, bringing in the other fish first, making sure the tank has cycled all the way, etc), but I'm doing my research in advance, so I know what to prepare for.

    I have researched both rams (I'm not entirely sure what kind of rams I would get; suggestions for someone who's never kept rams before? I've heard that German blues can be tricky for first-timers) and borellis extensively, as they were the two that most appealed to me.

    So far, I've concluded that a single pair of rams might do better in a community tank, given the size. Rams are also more endeared to me, as I'm a sap and the single-partner thing gets to me. However, I've heard that borellis are easier to keep for those who are just dipping into dwarf cichlids for the first time? So basically, which is wiser? I know my way around a tank, and I have enough free time to manage either or, but in your guys' experience, which would be less risky? I am looking to breed (... Also, if I do go with a single pair of rams, are there tips for selecting a pair that are more likely to bond?).

    I have a male dwarf sunset gourami already that I'm very endeared to and am hoping to keep with whichever dwarf cichlid I end up with, so that could also factor something in. And, I'm actually not a huge fan of tetras, aesthetically speaking, so if that will affect whether rams or borellis would be a better option, that's out there, too.

    Thanks in advance, and sorry, that was a bit of a ramble. *cough*
    Last edited by IshPish; 01-30-2013 at 05:45 AM.

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