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Re: Ram fragility
Title: Re: Ram fragility
I haven't kept them before. I guess I've just gotten lucky. I
usually leave my breeding fish in bare bottom tanks. I also do partial
water changes on everything except fry tanks once a week. My fry tanks
get water partial water changes twice a week.
With the Rams I keep the temp up around 85 and TDS low. Nice
soft RO/DI water.
I had a spawn mid Dec and then another 3 weeks later. I also talked
with a breeder friend of mine and he also had routine spawns every
couple weeks. They are also the only dwarf except the Neo/lamprologus
type that will actually attack my hand when changing a sponge filter
or something like that. Seem pretty tuff to me.
I think some of my problem was using portland oregon tap water.
i never had success with that until I artificially acidified it down
to 5.0-5.5 and raised the temp to 85. not sure what the hardness
was back then.
in ohio i've now got a tds/pH meter. hardness of the tap is
200 (tds units, pretty soft) and pH is neutral. I had success
with rams in this water and also artificially acidified, temp high
I've never been able to raise a spawn though. They always
eat the fry within a few days of free swimming.