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krt
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PostPosted: 2006.12.28(Thu)23:53    Post subject: would blue rams appreciate water current? Reply with quote

would longfin blue rams appreciate a water current? I would like to simulate a (small) stream for some hillstream loaches and was wondering if the rams would mind.
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Psyfalcon
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PostPosted: 2006.12.29(Fri)2:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

The loaches and Ram would not enjoy each other's habitat, at all.

The loaches come from cool, well oxygenated and FAST moving water. Rams come from slower moving areas which are often HOT. A long fin ram would like quickly moving water even less.

Many people keep Rams at 85F, loaches around 70F, that is a lot of temperature difference for the fish to tolerate since neither likes to be that far off their ideals.
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Cathy G
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PostPosted: 2006.12.29(Fri)8:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

Totally agree, rams come from hot shallow pools. The temperature would be a big problem. As to the current - sometimes mine play in the bubbles from airstones. But I also have quiet spots in the tank for them to get away from the current.

Cathy
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PostPosted: 2006.12.29(Fri)8:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK. I understand the temp dif thing. I've been keeping the tank at 84. as far as the currnet goes, I wanted to put something weak just above the substrate... but I guess I should just move the loaches...

thanks
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