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Jess1681 Jess1681
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  • Posted on: 16/8/2007 22:23
Territorial Rams? #1
I have 4 ram cichlids.. 2 blue rams and 2 golden rams.. only the blue ones are quite often facing each other and try and peck each other.. peck isn't really the right word for fish but you know. I suppose this is territorial? I haven't really seen the golden rams do this, and I've had them for longer.

I have an 80 litre tank, and I've read somewhere this is the minimum size really, do I have too many cichlids?
Fishy-Fishy Fishy-Fishy
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  • Posted on: 16/8/2007 22:41
Re: Territorial Rams? #2
Yeah, you should really only have one pair of cichlids in that size tank and even then it is on the small side.
dwss59 dwss59
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  • Posted on: 18/8/2007 13:07
Re: Territorial Rams? #3
Yes to be honest you've 2 too many. They may get on okay at the moment but if they do decice to pair things will become awkward and if spawning enters their minds downright nasty.
Possibly resulting in some badly damaged/dead fish.
Sorry.
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Coralline Coralline
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  • Posted on: 18/8/2007 15:53
Re: Territorial Rams? #4
are both the blue ones male or is one female? male rams should have about 2foot or floor space each for their own territory, and they should be kept in male female pairs.
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