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Thread: Blue Rams Fighting
02-02-2013, 05:57 PM #1
Blue Rams Fighting
My blue rams are fighting alot, could it be because i reduced their food to once a day for my tank to finish cycling? they are 2 females its a 29 gallon, i would say medium amount of plants, a rock shelf, and a pot thing, their a pic on my page. Any help would be great! i know their cichlids but im a beginner so i posted here lol29 Gallon: 7 Neon Tetras, 5 Glowlight Tetras, 2 Pleco, and 2 German Blue Rams!!
02-02-2013, 06:18 PM #2
Cycling tanks are stressful.
- What are your parameters? When was your last water change?
Feed reduction if you were feeding adequately before with no leftovers could be a contributing factor.
- Are they fighting mostly at feeding time or other times? Was there an issue of extra food or are you now underfeeding them?
The amount of cover and individual territory space is a factor especially with the type of fish you have chosen.
02-02-2013, 06:30 PM #3
Im about to do a water change right now, my nitrites are high but went down dramatically after my last WC yes their was left over food usually but my pleco usually came out and got the rest off the ground (along with the rams pecking here and there). it seems like one will go out of its way (across the tank) to go after the other. the picture is also my avatar. (added two moss balls sense then)29 Gallon: 7 Neon Tetras, 5 Glowlight Tetras, 2 Pleco, and 2 German Blue Rams!!
02-03-2013, 04:48 AM #4
i'll just agree with what was said.
blue rams are the wrong fish to cycle with. they are not hardy enough to go through such a thing.
but after digging for your picture, you don't have adequate "barriers" for the two rams.
cycling with sensitive fish doesnt go well, can cause aggression
2 males will do this, but i'm not set on your knowing the true sex of the fish.
plus in your picture, you have an angel...angel and rams don't mix well in a tank that small
02-03-2013, 05:23 AM #5
02-03-2013, 05:53 AM #6
rams like dense planting with lots of hiding holes and normally aggression comes from males with territory How are you so sure you have female?4ft mbuna mangaino and yellows
4ft rainbow tank
4ft planted community
16g nano planted shrimp and neon tetras
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