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ram man
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Location: scottsdale AZ.

PostPosted: 2005.04.18(Mon)18:52    Post subject: lonely rams Reply with quote

Shocked my betta was attacking my rams so all I have now are to rams in a 10 gallon would it be OK if I were to get tetras for the tank and if so about how many Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: 2005.04.19(Tue)7:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have seen several setups that have a school of neons in with rams.
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PostPosted: 2005.04.19(Tue)8:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

Embarassed I just don't want to overstock the tank and lose them.
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PostPosted: 2005.04.19(Tue)9:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rams & tetras can work well together. To be on the safe side, try to select tetras that are mid to top level swimmers since the rams typically dwell at the mid to lower level of the tank. I would be cautious as to the amount of tetras to add. I say this because you have a 10 gallon tank & rams tend to be touchy about their water conditions. This means, the more fish you have in a confined space, the more you are going to have to keep your maintenance up. Are you trying to breed your rams?

I have a Bolivian ram in a tank with 5 rasboras & everyone has been fine together for the past 2 years. A friend of mine had a blue ram with smaller schooling fish and all was well.
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PostPosted: 2005.04.19(Tue)16:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am not interested in breeding. if I can get tetras then how many. and should I run a second filter
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PostPosted: 2005.04.19(Tue)17:04    Post subject: Reply with quote

A small school of 6 neons or, better yet, 6 pencilfish (Nannostomus) or any other small tetra would be fine.
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PostPosted: 2005.04.20(Wed)8:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have 6 German Blue Rams, 8 Neon tetras, 1snowball pleco, and a single Gold Dwarf Gourami in my 55gal. They all get along fairly well. The gourami was just a left over from my first stock. I'm not sure I would add anything to your 10g. Seems like 2 Blue Rams is plenty for that. They can get failry (relative) big. 2-3".

Seems to me if you want some neon's 6 min. for a school I think. You'd be close to overstock. I don't think you want that...that would turn into a real mess. I'd stick with two Rams. They are really fun to watch by themselves.
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PostPosted: 2005.04.22(Fri)13:33    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a pair of gold rams in with a pair of platys and a pair of corys and they are doing fine together.
they are fun to watch. my two gold rams are always active.
if I didn't have the platys, I'd get a few neons to go in with the rams. they're small and peaceful.
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PostPosted: 2005.04.22(Fri)13:37    Post subject: Reply with quote

ram man wrote:
I am not interested in breeding. if I can get tetras then how many. and should I run a second filter


is your tank planted? live plants help A LOT. I don't think you'll have to run a second filter. I'm running one filter with live plants and I havent had any problems with the rams.
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