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    My male blue ram died very unexpectedly night before last. My parents were up in my room and kept saying how great they both looked the day before. Anyway, I still have my female ram but am not going to attempt German blue rams anymore. They're too delicate for my experience. If I lose my female blue ram, I'm going to switch to Bolivian rams, but my question is, how many can I keep in my 37g? I would really like more than 2, my tank always looked kind of empty with just the 2 rams in there. I don't think 2 pairs would be a good idea. Too much aggression when mating. And males of any species tend to be the more aggressive of the 2. I swear I read somewhere you can keep Bolivian rams in small female groups, but don't know how true that is. Anyone with experience?

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    It depends on the footprint of the tank. I think two rams are the most I would put in that size tank.
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    All females or all males work fine. Yes, males tend to be more aggressive, but bolivian rams are probably one of the most peaceful of cichlids and without females, they won't really have much to fight for.
    A pair of rams would actually work too. They don't get particularly aggressive when breeding, except towards other cichlids. When they have eggs on a stone, my rams just guard a ~2 inch radius around the eggs and beyond that guppies, cories, anything pretty much swims by unchased.
    As for the tank looking empty with 2 rams, keep in mind that Bolivians are substantially larger and bulkier than blue rams.

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    I forgot about the size difference. They're harder to sex than most so it would be hard to find a pair. I'll probably try to get either 2 or 3 of the same sex. Thanks for the info!

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    For what it's worth ($0.02) I would add a single male OR female, that's it considering the rest of the stocking.

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    If you don't mind me asking, and if I can word this to where it doesn't sound like I'm doubting your knowledge or opinion. Why would you only do 1 ram? I thought my stock was fitting for atleast 2 rams, 3 might be pushing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew's_Fish_99 View Post
    If you don't mind me asking, and if I can word this to where it doesn't sound like I'm doubting your knowledge or opinion. Why would you only do 1 ram? I thought my stock was fitting for atleast 2 rams, 3 might be pushing it.
    I believe he was suggesting you ADD 1 more ram with your existing ram :o) And you don't sound pushy. Questions are always good.
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    Oh, that makes much more since! My female blue ram has aggression problems to new comers of the tank. I'm honestly just planning ahead if my female dies. The rest of my fish are very friendly and happy and have never had issues with each other, just the ram. That's why I think I could do 3 Bolivian rams, in place of the 1 aggressive blue ram.

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    Is the angel fish in your tank a juvenile or adult?

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    Juvenile. I'm thinking when it full grown though I may need to rehome it. The way my aquarium is decorated,
    It doesn't seem like an full grown angelfish would have enough room to swim. I was told they grow slowly though. Right now it doesn't seem to have any aggression. It comes to greet me every time I come to the tank. I have the food though...

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