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How many Blue Rams in 50 L??

Discussion in 'Fish' started by kire.laz, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. kire.laz

    kire.laz Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Hi guys and gals
    I need to know your opinion - how many Blue German Rams it's preferable to keep in 50 L planted tank??

    Thank you in advance :)
     
  2. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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  3. hamza

    hamza Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I'll take only a pair for 50l.
     
  4. GR1KTR

    GR1KTR Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Yeah I'm with hamza. I've kept german blues and they are a little too territorial to keep in groups in a tank that size. I've got a 4x2x2 (400L) tank and I would only put four in there. If you put in any more it is likely that two will survive after pairing and they will give the other two hell until they eventually die.
     
  5. kire.laz

    kire.laz Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Thank you guys, I'm sharing the same opinion.
    I was thinking in getting just one pair, but from the Rams that I was looking at in the pet shop I couldn't identify any pairs so the guy working there told me to take at least 6 so they could pair up... I thought the same as you told me 2 or 4 will die or hide non-stop and just 2 will dominate.

    Thanks again! :)
     
  6. GR1KTR

    GR1KTR Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I have tried Bolivian Rams in a group of 6 within an 80L (21G). Once they paired off I removed 4 and left the pair with the most vivid colours. The other rams were sold pretty easily to local buyers at a decent rate (especially the paired couple that I didn't keep). I had a really successful breeding run with Bolivians this way by keeping the best pair. Once they pair though it is pretty necessary to move the others straight away because aggression soon follows. Hope this is helpful!
     
  7. ShadowMac

    ShadowMac Moderator Staff Member

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    I agree with what the others are saying. 50 liters is a bit small for GBR's. WIth apistos its more about real estate than volume. Surface area of the bottom level as they are substrate level fish. 6 in a 50 liter is WAY too many. I would be hesitant to put two in if they are not a pair.

    To keep rams you need a bigger tank, 20 gallons would be the minimum, IMO.
     

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