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Liveinabox419
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PostPosted: 2006.12.26(Tue)23:12    Post subject: What Else?? Reply with quote

This week I am adding 10 Neon Tetras to my 26 gallon with a current stock of 4 platies and 4 ghost shrimp. I wanted advice on a center piece fish. I was thinking of a Dwarf Gourami, but I am not sure. Would a German Blue Ram be alright? My pH is 7, and I do water changes once or twice a month. Please give me some advice and suggestions. Be creative
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PostPosted: 2006.12.26(Tue)23:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would add a Bolivian Ram. I have 2 in my 55 and they are nothing but entertaining. They are VERY photogenic. My 2 are not skiddish at all. Theyll sit by the glass and watch me as I clean the tank, kind of like a little audience. They are awesome fish.
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PostPosted: 2006.12.27(Wed)4:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rams need a high water quality, they don't do well in newish setup's.

Whatever fish you choose I would advise increasing your water changes to 15/20% weekly, or at least 25% fortnightly. Keeping good water is the key to keeping healthy fish.

Dwarf Gourami are going through a lot of disease problems at the moment, as Ryan mentioned Bolivian Rams are good, and so are Keyhole Cichlids. Both species are a little larger than Rams, but with good tank maintenace they should be OK.

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PostPosted: 2006.12.27(Wed)7:41    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that keyhole cichlids may be a better idea since dwarf gourami stock recently isn't very good and from what I've heard, blue rams are quite demanding.
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PostPosted: 2006.12.28(Thu)1:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have noticed in the pets shops (I went to 3 today) that their Gouramis have looked awful. They look sick, and just different. I will look into a keyhole cichlid. I did get 11 Neons today. They are extremely shy. Hanging around at the bottom together.
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PostPosted: 2006.12.28(Thu)1:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like the Bolivian Rams! lol WOuld any of you recomend a mated pair? If so, how much do you think they would cost?
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PostPosted: 2006.12.28(Thu)19:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

Liveinabox419 wrote:
I really like the Bolivian Rams! lol WOuld any of you recomend a mated pair? If so, how much do you think they would cost?


I LOVE my bolivians. they are getting prettier and more colourful every week. (I've had them for 2 months now). they have really great personalities too, so nosey and they get along with everyone in my tank (cardinal and phantom tetras, otos, cories)

I got two and I have no idea if they are male or female but they seem to get along famously. mine cost $4.50 each I think.
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