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    Default Can you keep german blue rams from breeding?


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    I want two, but i dont want them to breed and become hostile to the other fish. All the research i've done seems to hint that a male and female will always breed. how common is it for them to breed? will 2 females fight? what if i buy a male german blue ram and a female bolivian?

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    If you get a male and female SA cichlid, they might pair up. It doesn't matter if they are different species. If the male wants to breed and the female does not, the male might beat the female.

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    I would not keep GBRs and bolivians together as GBRs need warmer water than bolivians.

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    They will breed readily if the desired water conditions and parameters are met. If kept in alkaline waters, for example, they are less likely to breed. BUT that doesn't mean they aren't cichlids and won't fight for territory. The size of your tank could be the determining factor even.

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    if you keep two males only you might have less aggression issues as long as you don't have a female. Yes, they will do what cichlids once in awhile do and flare and maybe butt heads but other tankmates will be ok. I have kept pairs and males only, in a 29 gallon with cardinals and panda garra. When I kept the pair and the had babies they took over half the tank and everyone was stressed out. After they passed away I decided to try two males and the tank seemed balanced. The rams didnt bother anyone else. The lived about a year and then got hole in the head, very sad. Did not get any more rams since then.

    ~disclaimer~ this was my own personal experience. All fish are different and behave differently and are effected differently depending on environment and Human husbandry i.e. water maintenance and quality

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