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Thread: Gold Rams

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    I went to my local store and I saw they had some really amazing looking Gold Rams. Mine and the stores pH are the same. The Gold Rams have been in there for 2 weeks. People really love the GBR's and that is why the Gold's are still there. I like the look of the Gold's better. They told me they have had no complaints and even some of the employees have been taking them home and no complaints. This is for my 20 gallon. I know the water requirements and everything. I lost my pH card so I have been using one online for awhile and it was reading 7.4 Now I actually have the pH card I managed to find one and my pH was actually 7.0. So I guess the online coloring was a little off. So my question is would this be a good idea? If so and I get the Ram what are some warning signs or distress signs of the fish being endanger of dying when put into the tank? Also what would be some good signs of the fish in my tank? I just want to get everything straight before getting one of these guys because I know they can be sensitive.
    10 Gallon Nano Tank

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    what other fish and how many do you have in your tank?
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, pair kribs, & nerite snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted:severum, EBJD, congos, royal pleco
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    Sorry forgot to include that I have 6 neon tetras planning on upping them, and 1 lone corydora that is really old and plan not to get anymore. Unfortunately he was the last of his friends to make it.
    10 Gallon Nano Tank

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    Quote Originally Posted by es31710 View Post
    Sorry forgot to include that I have 6 neon tetras planning on upping them, and 1 lone corydora that is really old and plan not to get anymore. Unfortunately he was the last of his friends to make it.
    I see no reason why you can't get a gold ram for your tank. The size is right and so is your stock. And I agree, the gold rams are gorgeous.
    Rams generally like well seasoned tanks and low to 0 nitrates. they also like a little cave or something to hide in should they get the notion.
    Even though ph between your tank and your LFS is the same, I'd drip acclimate just to give him plenty of time to adjust to the change.
    As far as signs, the only sign I had when I lost one of my GBR's was he started breathing really fast. The next day he was gone - just like that. I think that's sometimes the way with rams. they are sensitive and sometimes they do really well and sometimes they don't even if your water perimeters and tank set up is perfect.
    I'd give it a try - they are worth the risk.
    Good luck!!
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, pair kribs, & nerite snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted:severum, EBJD, congos, royal pleco
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    Sounds good Fishmommie I have 0 nitrates to so I am helping that will help. I think I will get him tomorrow hopefully he is still there. I have been doing a lot of research on them. If a ram is going to die from stress or parameters is it more likely to pass in the first few days or longer? I know that is an awful question but I just want to know what I am getting into. I just know that rams can be very sensitive.
    10 Gallon Nano Tank

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    Generally speaking I understand that if they make it past the first 10 days to two weeks, they will probably be okay. I had a pair of GBRs. both looked great. 12 days in, one started breathing heavy and died the next day. I still have the one several months later. Both were in the same water conditions, no stress from each other or other fish that I could see. So it's kind of a crap shoot. You just give it your best and hope all goes well.
    Good luck!!
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, pair kribs, & nerite snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted:severum, EBJD, congos, royal pleco
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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