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Old 01-04-2013, 10:12 PM   #16
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breeding rams is cool, but w/ tetra in the tank. you either won't have surviving fry or you will have dead tetra.

I would start with 4 little rams and maybe a few other fish, but I'd plan on additional tanks.
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:18 PM   #17
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I agree with emc. Tetas= fry wont last long.

I started with just a male and female and was lucky they paired. Get juvies is a great idea than forcing a pair who may not be compatible.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:59 AM   #18
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So, like 4 rams, my pleco, and a pair of otos? Why plan on more tanks? To raise the fry, or to separate fighting couples?

Btw, my water here has a ridiculously high pH, around the 8 mark. How could I change the water without raising the pH above 7.0?


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Old 01-05-2013, 08:44 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by Vayurules View Post
So, like 4 rams, my pleco, and a pair of otos? Why plan on more tanks? To raise the fry, or to separate fighting couples?

Btw, my water here has a ridiculously high pH, around the 8 mark. How could I change the water without raising the pH above 7.0?


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Do not get the Rams until ph is atleast at 7. Rams are very sensitive, and require a low ph. I believe driftwood will do pretty well with lowering a ph. I'm sure someone can tell you better ways. Anyway, yes more tanks for fry. They can lay a lot of eggs. I can give you more advice on breeding them, as they aren't the best parents always.
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:19 AM   #20
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I actually have driftwood in the tank, but I haven't seen any changes. Should I get peat filtration for my Aquaclear? I heard that can reduce the pH, but when I do water changes with dechlorinated tap water (7.5-8.0), how will I not upset the low pH in the tank (5.5-7.0)?

On the side, how big of a tank will I need to raise fry?
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:26 AM   #21
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yes...go to your local garden center or online (ebay)...get a bunch of jiffy 7 peat pellets..
get a pair of pantyhose..cut in 12" sections.tie off one end..remove netting from pellets..put 3 or 4 in a section and tie it off and soak it in warm water for about 20 minutes...then put it in the aquaclear.....
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:30 AM   #22
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Thanks Loha! I read that somewhere else on the forum where you posted that. I actually planned on using that method, lol.
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it works quite well and is great for getting difficult to spawn fish to breed...
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Well, how will I lower the pH of water that I will put in through water changes?


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Do very small water changes and it shouldn't effect it too much. Just do small water changes more frequently.

For tank raising size, a ten gallon is fine until their bigger. I'm expecting more from my Rams and apistos within next few days. It's very exciting!
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So, 10 gallon, raise for how long before I have to relocate? But how old do they need to be in able to be sold?


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Originally Posted by Vayurules View Post
So, 10 gallon, raise for how long before I have to relocate? But how old do they need to be in able to be sold?


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Depends on how many you get. And I think around the 1.5 inch mark is good.
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do not count your chickens before the eggs hatch...or for that matter before they are even laid....
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Originally Posted by lohachata View Post
do not count your chickens before the eggs hatch...or for that matter before they are even laid....
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:06 PM   #30
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Very hard water? Why do amazon? Get some shellies. Multies are great and you can have a whole colony in a 20.
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