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  1. Default Bolivian ram 'dancing' at the front glass


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    I got a female Bolvian ram a few days ago and she seems agitated, she spends a lot of time at the front of the glass dancing from side to side. Is this normal behavior? Could she be wanting a mate as I was told Bolivians are fine on their own?


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    When I first got my Bolivian Ram I saw the same behavior, once he settled in I saw this jerky movement less. He does it now on occasion when he's waiting to be fed. Make sure she has some nice places to take cover, mine loves to hide amongst the plants and driftwood
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    I seen some fish do this as they are testing their boundaries of the tank. Some of my mollies still do it, also they will peck microbes off the glass as well. Providing spaces for it to escape will help as well.
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    that is what a harassed fish does when it is trying to find a better place. with my bolivians, that is what the defeated fish and the new ones do. it is what a female does when chased too often by its mate,
    and it is what males do when brooding females make clear they are unwanted. in essence they are trying to go out and find a new place to live because they know they aren't the boss in the tank. once things settle down they stop. I hear your lone female is being harassed by apistos, so that is likely the main reason.

    either that or it is begging for food, in which case the behavior should stop when it gets fed.
    Last edited by madagascariensis; 02-06-2014 at 01:05 AM.

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    The ram is in a different tank now as the Apistos were just chasing it every time they saw it. It is in with tetras, barbs, pleco, silver dollar, kribensis, and s. algae eater. None of the fish are bothering it, the only time some did was when it was first introduced, now they just swim by ignoring it.

    It doesnt always do it, at this moment it is pecking at the substrate facing away from the glass.


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