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    Oh, that worries me. I was originally thinking of getting one- the rams won't be the only ones in the tank. Will the GBR get nasty towards other fish if there is only one of them and it's male?

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    My Rams got along well with everything in the tank.
    What the above posts were referring too (I think), where having a pair of Rams in the same tank that were not paired naturally and thrown together. A single male ram will take well to a community tank of smaller fish.
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    Not to other fish, to each other
    Check out my 55 Gallon, planted, Philly themed community tank! Rummynose and Cardinals, dwarf cichlids, plecos, shrimps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strider199 View Post
    A single male ram will take well to a community tank of smaller fish.
    Agreed. A male ram by himself may not show full breeding colors, but is still an interesting and colorful fish to keep.
    When in doubt, do a water change.

    "This ain't rocket science!"

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    Just tossing in my $.02, I just sold my 4 GBRs... miss them already. But enough about me...

    1. The rams will most likely be the bosses of the tank, nothing bad, but will control their own personal space and not get pushed around by others
    2. Your water seems ok, again, check into the higher nitrates... I'd say try tossing in a floating plant if you can't reduce them
    3. You could buy 4 small rams, wait for them to pair and return 2 to the store or sell them... just make sure you have a plan for the other 2 before buying any
    4. Make sure you get them from a good source, they are a bit over bred and with that can be weakened. If you are willing to buy online, i recommend lotsoffish on aquabid, the guy has high quality and breeding fish is his life and passion


    Good luck with them, don't be too worried, while some can be fragile, they are a pretty easy fish to keep (especially for someone that takes the time to get on an aquarium forum )

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    Thanks everyone.

    I think I will return to my original plan of having just the one- Being that it is my first step into a more "intermediate" breed of fish, I don't want any of my little guys to be unhappy in the tank.

    I am trying to do my best to thoroughly research everything before moving ahead- :) Even when i am prepared, it's possible that there will be no GBRs at the local fish store. LOL. One step at a time, right?
    Who Rescued Who?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Misse View Post
    I am trying to do my best to thoroughly research everything before moving ahead- :) Even when i am prepared, it's possible that there will be no GBRs at the local fish store. LOL. One step at a time, right?
    Right, exactly. If you're happy with a male ram, then I don't see any reason why that wouldn't work out assuming you keep the water quality up and maintain a steady water temperature between 80 - 82 degrees f. Rams need about the same temperature and water quality as discus to do well.
    When in doubt, do a water change.

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    That "one step at a time" is very true-

    One of my cardinals in the tank i'm preparing for the ram has become ill with what looks to be a parasite. Now i am set back in my course of getting a GBR and I have to attend to the needs of the fish already there-
    Who Rescued Who?

    Don't shop; Adopt!
    --FISH ARE FRIENDS NOT FOOD--

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    I'm so sorry to hear that. That stinks. For your sake let's hope it's not a parasite so you don't have to go through that whole process.

    Best of luck.

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    Thanks
    I have already taken out the carbon, done a water change and treated the tank with Prazi Pro.
    The fish with the parasites on his body has died but another is very bloated- it could be internal parasites. I am very sad for the loss of my cardinal but at the same time i am so grateful for everyone on this site for really helping me.

    Is there more to the process of getting rid of parasites than the medication? Will i need to rebuild my carefully built tank? That would be like being kicked in the stomach-
    Who Rescued Who?

    Don't shop; Adopt!
    --FISH ARE FRIENDS NOT FOOD--

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