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  1. #1

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    Default My Male is Finally Coloring Up!


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    So after being shipped to NJ all the way from California, being put into a new home, and losing his mate, my male has finally started to color up! He's still not eating very vigorously, although I got him to eat some frozen brine shrimp yesterday, but he's looking amazing and is actively exploring the tank.

    Just a quick question though, what should I try feeding him to get him to eat again? He took a bit of frozen brine shrimp but so far he's rejected the various pellet and flake foods I've given him. He'll take some into his mouth, chew on it a bit then spit it right back out.. I have frozen bloodworms, frozen brine shrimp, and various types of cichlids pellets, tropical flakes, and micro wafers.

    And now for pictures!! Keep in mind he's only 3-4 months old so he's still not a full adult, he is, however, of breeding age.
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    Not sure what to tell you about the feeding issue, but he sure is a pretty fellow!
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    Thanks so much! He really is gorgeous. I tried feeding him some cichlid pellets and flake food again today and once again he spit it right back out.. Ugh I think tomorrow I'll try feeding him some frozen bloodworms and see how well he takes those. If he eats them readily I'll continue to feed them to him and slowly try to wean him onto flakes and pellets.
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    Have you tried the bloodworms yet? He'll like those. He'd probably like Australian blackworms and Cichlid Crisps (http://www.angelsplus.com/PelletWaferCrisps.htm).

    Very nice male. Ahhh, memories... You're making me miss mine. ;/ They were very pretty.
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    He really is quite pretty. I've only had him since friday and I've read that new rams tend to be real stubborn with feeding. Its odd because the food I'm feeding him are high quality, meaty cichlid pellets. I'll be trying the bloodworms tomorrow, as I don't like feeding more than once a day. I haven't tried the bloodworms yet, but he ate a bit of frozen brine shrimp yesterday. Here's hoping he'll take the bloodworms.
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    They are never big eaters but he should start to accept more and more food over time. Right now I would say blood worms is your best bet. Never known one to turn them down.
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    Lovely male ram!!! Just give him more time
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    Gorgeous little fish GESP…I do have one question. Did you happen to buy him and his past mate from a online place called Germanbluerams . com??

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