If I had a friend that successfully bred a certain species of fish that I wanted to keep, I would think that consulting with that friend would be my first course of action.Bd79 said:Actually, a friend of mine breeds them in Maryland and recommends 76. He finds they live longer at that temperature. I know it's contrary to conventional wisdom, but it's based on his experience.
I'm sure. I know the difference between the species. (I breed Bolivian rams myself, but have not had any luck with German rams.)Mr Chromedome said:Are you sure your friend isn't breeding Bolivian Rams? They do quite well at 76. But Orinoco Rams come from waters that can reach over 90 degrees at times, and I've never known anyone to have success keeping them for long at temperatures under 80.