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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-07-2007, 02:02 PM Thread Starter
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german blue rams

what makes german blue ram cichlids a difficult fish to take care off ....say....as opposed to other cichlids such as the golden ram?


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They tend to be extremely sensitive to water quality including the pH.

Not to mention they do best in a planted aquarium which most people don't have.




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I don't know about blue rams, I was going to get them for my ten gallon tank, but decided not to because it said they were difficult to take care of.



Now I have two neon tetras, now I want to get two dwarf gouramis to go with them



does anyone have any advice for me?
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see i was going to give them a 50gal planted aquarium but im terrified of controlling pH


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see i was going to give them a 50gal planted aquarium but im terrified of controlling pH
What is the natural pH of your tap water? As long as it isn't too hard and you acclimate them slowly it should be fine if it doesn't change all the time. It's mostly in smaller tanks that people seem to have that problem.




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the KH and GH (not sure if thats the right abbreviation) are 0...maybe 1..so the water seems soft...the pH is 6.5..

i was hoping to keep them with a pair of badis badis..also maybe even a dojo...what do you think?


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the KH and GH (not sure if thats the right abbreviation) are 0...maybe 1..so the water seems soft...the pH is 6.5..

i was hoping to keep them with a pair of badis badis..also maybe even a dojo...what do you think?
They tend to like softer water so that might be alright . Does it change often?

Since I haven't personally kept them (no room right now...probably will get them within the next year) I can't offer much advice on good tankmates. I knew two people who kept them and one kept them alone and the other with cory cats, I believe.




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is it true that they cant handle temp well..for ex a betta is a tropical but its hardy enough that if a heater broke..it would still be ok..is that true for the ram..i have a heater..but save the power goes out..and the temp goes to room temp..will they croak? i know that another dwarf the krib wouldnt....just wondering in general?


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is it true that they cant handle temp well..for ex a betta is a tropical but its hardy enough that if a heater broke..it would still be ok..is that true for the ram..i have a heater..but save the power goes out..and the temp goes to room temp..will they croak? i know that another dwarf the krib wouldnt....just wondering in general?
I can't say for certain but from what I'm told by owners they are more sensitive to temperatures...like marine animals. Definitely moreso then a betta (bettas are one of the hardier tropicals when it comes to temperature).




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