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Thread: Bolivian rams

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    i want to get two of these. should i get a male and female or two females are they compatible with fish in 20 gallon and any other information would be great. they have really healthy specimens in my lfs and they have been there for a while and they look beautiful.
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    i have one and he is very calm and laid back. i did have another one that died for some reason. at first they sparred a little to establish dominance, but after that they got along. I am not sure if they are/were male or female. Sexing them is different than sexing german rams. I think some bolivians would be ok with you current fish. Bolivians are not really aggressive at all unless they feel the need to be. Just keep an eye on them at first to make sure everyone is getting along ok. Also your tank is pretty full already, so make sure you have good filtration and keep up with your water changes if you add more fish.
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    I would get 1 male and 2 females. They generally leave other fish alone, but chase each other around. I havent seen any serious damage done though.
    CORRECTED video of my fish. This link works. For sure. Really.

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    20g High: 3 bolivian rams, 12 rasboras
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    is there abything wrong with getting 1 or 2? the murray river rainbows are only temporary and my filter is 1000 litres per hour
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    You could go with 1 male and 1 female. I just perfer to have 2 females to one male, so the aggresion is more spread out.
    CORRECTED video of my fish. This link works. For sure. Really.

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    20g High: 3 bolivian rams, 12 rasboras
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    i thought sexing bolivian rams wasn't very easy. i know the germans you can sex by their top fin, but i heard you cant do that with the bolivians. so how do you know you are getting a male and 2 females
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    Bolivians color amazingly. The males get a brilliant coloration. Definetely a great fish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaga's Kritters
    i thought sexing bolivian rams wasn't very easy. i know the germans you can sex by their top fin, but i heard you cant do that with the bolivians. so how do you know you are getting a male and 2 females
    The only real way to tell is by the breeding tubes; Males are poited back, and females are blunt.

    After keeping them a while you can tell also by the shape of the head and fin extensions.
    CORRECTED video of my fish. This link works. For sure. Really.

    Tanks:
    20g long: 4 panda cories, 1 honey gourami, 1 apistogramma borellii, 1 male cacatuoides
    20g High: 3 bolivian rams, 12 rasboras
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    so do you think 1 male and 1 female will be allright because ill be getting them and its good to see other people think that their great fish. ill google to see how to better sex them thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MelonMan
    so do you think 1 male and 1 female will be allright because ill be getting them and its good to see other people think that their great fish. ill google to see how to better sex them thanks.
    You probably arent goignt to find very good info about that, lol. Try this link: http://www.cichlid-forum.com/phpBB/v...r=asc&&start=0
    CORRECTED video of my fish. This link works. For sure. Really.

    Tanks:
    20g long: 4 panda cories, 1 honey gourami, 1 apistogramma borellii, 1 male cacatuoides
    20g High: 3 bolivian rams, 12 rasboras
    8g hex: empty
    5g: empty

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