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Adding rams to community

Postby iamabug » Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:25 pm

Current parameters: 78deg, O ammo, 0 nitrites, <20ppm Nitrates. 20gal sump, 90gal tank. PH 7.4-7.6

Current stocking:

15 Columbia Tetra
12 Serpae Tetra
10 Prisella Tetra
6 Yoyo Loach
1 Red Tail Shark
2 Ghost Shrimp
3 Gold fish (kids just couldn't let them go)
3 Lazer Corys

I am curious if adding some Bolivian or GB rams to my tank will work. With the current stock in the tank do you think that they would be ok. If yes, how many would you recommend? I was hoping to do 3-4. Any info is great. I will also be adding 10 each of Black phantom and Red phantom tetras to the tank. Plants are started...
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Re: Adding rams to community

Postby tanker3 » Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:38 pm

I do not think the "New" GB Rams" can compete for food, the Bolivians=maybe. If you must add a cichlid, I would go more towards a Rainbow, or Festivum.

PS--I would either remove of rehome the goldfishes.
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Re: Adding rams to community

Postby iamabug » Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:07 pm

What do you mean by "Compete" for food. You think they would hang back and not eat??

And the goldfish are there just until they get replaced...
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Re: Adding rams to community

Postby Fogelhund » Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:32 pm

Just not aggressive enough eaters, while many of the tetras are very aggressive eaters. They wouldn't get to the food fast enough.

I might have some concern with the GB rams, given that some of your tetras tend to be nippers... I'd want something a little faster moving, that would protect itself as well.

Note, it won't really matter which cichlid you pick, I think they'll go after the ghost shrimp.
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