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  1. #1

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    Back in early January I picked up a very young German Blue Ram. All the fish at the LFS were about the size of a quarter so picking a sex was difficult. The one I brought home to introduce to my tetra tank ended up being a female. Today I went back to the same store and brought a male home. I placed the male still in the bag), into the 29 gallon tank and right away the female was up near the bag having a close look. After 30 minutes she was still checking out the new addition. I was worried the two wouldn't get along but hoped that they would. As I released the new comer into the tank I added some flakes to distract the other fish.
    Seems the female didn't go for the food. She closed in on the male and the two just stared at each other. The female went and hit the male gently against his side twice as the male just held his ground and took it. Since then the two have been swimming side by each for the last hour as he seems to be checking out the tank and she seems to be checking him out.
    I was worried they wouldn't get along and I'd have to put the male into my back up tank but so far so good.
    It would have been easier if I could have picked a pair back in the store instead of the way it went. I hope all goes well over the next few days.
    Warning; Bulldog Pleco guarding my Sons tank now..

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    I bought some gbrs acouple weeks ago and they do the same thing sometimes. I think it's normal but idk for sure.

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    When a territorial fish get's a place all to itself, it can be hard opening the doors to others. Be aware, fights might be going down soon.

    It's generally better to add territorial fish at the same time :)
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  4. #4

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    Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1 and gift - mommy1 Thanks for the rep - Cliff Thanks for the rep, have a cool one on me, Cheers - Cliff Thanks and a new fish for the tank - glarior 
    Thanks for the gorgeous slide show! - fishmommie Thanks for the rep the other day - Cliff It's a Sudbury Saturday Night, Cheers - Cliff Hockey finals can not be watched without a hockey pop or two - Cliff Thanks for the rep :) - Greentoads41 
    Thanks for the Rep!! - steeler1 Merry Christmas! - steeler1 Merry Christmas - Cliff May you be living as high as the holiday hog this coming year! - Trillianne Happy New Year - mommy1 
    Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 Thanks for the Rep!! - steeler1 Have a Birthday fish!! - steeler1 Here you go sir, I just wish it had been a good game. - steeler1 Here's to one crummy Superbowl, lol! - Slaphppy7 
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    I agree with you Sursion. Thats why I'm holding my breath. So far the two have been friendly with each other. So far......
    Warning; Bulldog Pleco guarding my Sons tank now..

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  5. #5

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    thats exactly how my first mated pair of gbrs went. Good luck!
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