I'm aware of the issues with Singapore stock, LHG warned me about being careful where I get them from, thankfully TetraLinz seems to be over the worst of it now, but I have no intention og going through the grief she did if possible.
I'm not trying to put you off, but LHG warned me about Singapore stock as well. I asked the lfs specifically where he got his Rams from and he said "The same breeder I get my other stock from". He acted like he didn't know what I was talking about.
I think I'm over the worst, but I'm lucky that Ramses is still alive! And I'll never be complacent with testing the water again!
Will the Blue Rams be going into the same tank as the Flags? If so, how big is the tank? Do you have somewhere you could relocate the Rams to if the Flags go on the attack?
I didn't intend to have this much grief either, strangely enough but I've lost count of the times I've gone to bed wondering if Ramses would still be alive the next morning. They're beautiful fish and Ramses has a great personality to match, but they're not the fish to impulse-buy.
Hopefully it's problem solved, my favoured LFS got some on this week from one of their regular breeders, but...
...they appear more highly coloured than the others I've seen, a couple of other local LFS had some, but I wasn't prepared to use them on the grounds that A, they couldn't tell me their origin and B, their tanks aren't clean and well maintained enough for me.
So, I've got a pair in quarantine at the moment and just want to confirm they are what I think the are...a pair of colourful Blue Rams, they're definitely a pair, they were 'guarding' a pile of food and operating as a pair
Sorry about the slightly hazy pic, joys of plastic tanks