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  1. Default My German Blue Ram went AWOL


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    I have a 55 gallon community tank and just purchased two German Blue Rams from a local PetCo. About 2 or 3 days later one of them went missing.

    I have a cave and four cichlid rocks and plastic plants, is it possible it can be hiding? It has been about three weeks.

    I always see one GBR, could it be two different fish that come out of hiding separately?

    The LFS suggested that maybe one of the GBR's killed the other? I didn't think they were that aggresive to each other

    The other fish I have in the tank are:

    8- neon tetras
    4 - albino catfish
    3- red platys
    2- Black mollies
    5- white skirt tetras
    5 - scissor trail rasbora's

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    A dead fish could cause an ammonia reading. You might want to check your ammonia.
    if it shows anything other than 0 I'd start looking in those hidey holes for a dead fish. if it's been several weeks, however, and the fish died, it may have mostly decomposed.
    And yes - you should see both of them from time to time. even if one is being picked on, it should come out occasionally. Did you ever see aggression between them before the one disappeared?
    Good luck. hope it's not bad news.
    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: EBJD, congos, apple snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
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    I did the ammonia reading the other day and it is 0. I have not seen any aggression.

    I was thinking of pulling out all the caves & rocks but the local LFS said that would stress out the other fish

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    Well, it's a good sign that the ammonia is okay but still, one has to wonder
    When you do your next water change take it down to below 50% then check inside the caves. all you have to do is lift carefully and slowly then replace them in the same spot. Only your cats and the GBr's are using the caves and that shouldn't stress them out over much if you don't rearrange anything.
    will be eager to know what you find.
    Is there any chance it could have gotten sucked into your filter intake tube?
    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: EBJD, congos, apple snails
    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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    I concur with fishmommie. I am only going to add something, thinking ahead here. If you have lost one ram, be careful getting a replacement as this may not work.

    Mikrogeophagus ramirezi (common or blue ram) and the sister species M. altispinosus (Bolivian Ram) are fish that form bonded pairs (male/female) but they have to select their mate. Even in a 4-foot 55g tank, weaker fish can be harassed to the point of death by a male. I have a male Bolivian in my 5-foot tank, and found him a female a couple of years ago, and even though they spawned four times, they never really bonded and he killed her simply by hounding her before I realized it.

    You might want to keep just the one remaining ram, or perhaps the store would allow you to return it if you buy a pair. You can usually see bonded pairs in the tank; I will explain if asked. Alternatively, have several in the tank can work, maybe 6-7, but there can still be problems down the road as pairs will form and spawn, and other rams are not always tolerated in the same space. It is not just the physical aspect, creating territories and such; fish secrete pheromones which other fish in the species read, like chemical signals, and these can be highly stressful.

    Byron.
    Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
    Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]

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    When I bought the fish they were the only 2 GBR's in the store. They just received 3 from their wholesaler a day earlier and someone else bought one. no idea if they were bonded

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    My son found the GBR head in the substrate... I guess the rest was eaten
    GBR head.jpg

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    Sorry about your Ram :-( I was hoping you would find it hiding in one of the caves.

    Following Kermit's advice, if you will return the ram to the store to get a bonded pair, I believe they sometimes sell bonded pairs at places like aquabid.com.

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    sorry about the ram. I was afraid that would be the outcome.

    I single GBR can get along just fine without another in the tank. If you want a pair, however, I concur with Byron - return the single and see if you can find a bonded pair.

    again, sorry about the fish.
    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: EBJD, congos, apple snails
    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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    thanks, I think I will stick with the one

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