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  1. #11

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    Jan 2009

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    You need one for all your great posts! - MLBfan   Because you love Bolivian Rams as much as I do! :) - kurly   Top man, good to hear from you mate! - Brookfish   everyone  needs  a  ram - bushwhacker   cheers for quick ich response - ScottishFish   


    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by Tyspot1000
    I would get a even number of them.. an odd number just never works when housing multiple of the same cichlids together because let's say you have 5 Rams, 4 pair off and one will be alone to fend of itself and possibly be bullied by the other breeding Rams. I would go for around 4 - 6 Rams possibly? If that's okay with you. Just make sure though, since you will have possibly mulitle breeding cichlids in the tank that you have a LOT of cover so they can divide their territories and breed in peace.

    Now it's all your choice on what you want to get for the Rams. I personally like the GBR's, GGBR's, and EBGBR's instead of the Bolivian Rams (Because of the color difference), but other than that the Bolivians would be a good choice!
    You can get an even number in total, but it's a bad idea to get even numbers of males and females.

    Getting an even amount of males and females is a recipe for disaster for just about each and every cichlid, whether it be dwarfs or regular sized. Do not start with an even number. To start with, you should have a 1 male - 3 females ratio. If you have the room, and you want to see if you can create multiple pairs, then it would have to be something like 2 males - 6 or 8 females. If you even out the ratio, more often than not, you'll end up with dead Rams. The reason behind the 1 - 3 ratio is to STOP aggression. And you get a much better chance of spawning.
    Last edited by escamosa; 03-31-2012 at 09:29 PM.
    Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn. ~Chuck Clark

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    you need some fishies with your ribbons - Lady Hobbs   coreys need company - Lady Hobbs   Celebrating my first batch of bred shrimp! - kurly   Because I love my Bolivian Rams :D - kurly   So my first Bolivian won't get lonely - kurly   
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    0 Not allowed!
    to what escamosa said
    10 Gallon: Planted Red Cherry Shrimp
    65 Gallon: Planted South American Community
    30 Gallon: Planted Bolivian Ram Tank

    Reduce The Stress....Cycle Fishless!

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