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Ram cichlids : I have questions about breeding

Discussion in 'Fish Forums - Monthly Contests' started by Days on Saturn, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. Days on Saturn

    Days on Saturn New Member

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    Hello everybody. I'm new to this forum but I just wanted some questions about breeding. I'm getting a pair of gold rams, German blue rams and electric blue rams and my plan was to basically breed them and see how it goes and I just wanted to know exactly what I need for it. Was wondering if anyone has experience breeding fish and if so please leave a list of what equipment I need for it

    Sincerely, Will
     
  2. DutchMuch

    DutchMuch Fish Addict

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    All they need to breed is a relatively large tank to themselves, heavily planted, and perfect water parameters.
     
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  3. Byron

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    What is the tank size? You will not have as much success if these three pairs are in the same tank unless it is very large (surface area). While waiting for that info...

    With this species, Mikrogeophagus ramirezi (all three varieties are the same natural species), there are some basics. First, you must let the fish select their mate, what we term bonding. This is usually easy to spot in tanks of several fish (I can explain). Second, this species needs warmth, 80F/27C minimum.

    Byron.
     
  4. DutchMuch

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    He didn't say anything about three pairs....?
    aha now im the dummy, didn't see it.
    *twilight zone music*
     
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  5. Days on Saturn

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    So the tank size I'm going for
    so the tank size I'm trying to get is at least 25 gallons
     
  6. Byron

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    In that tank (25g) you can have one breeding pair. You could also have some upper-water dither fish which can calm the rams. Just avoid all catfish and similar nocturnal fish as these will almost certainly devour either the eggs or the shoal of fry during darkness when the rams cannot protect them.
     
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    ok w
     

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