I think you hit the nail on the head, if you have
decent stock and give them good clean water, you should have no problems.
However, most of the rams I have seen for sale in local stores, even the ones
called "german strain" dont look like they would last 2 weeks no matter what
water you give them.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, January 12, 2002 9:07
Subject: Rams myths and facts
Great discussion on Rams folks. Let me just add my 2 cents worth. I have to
agree with Zack regarding it's all about the source of Rams. I find Rams to be
very easy. Know I am talking about "domesticated" line Bred German Rams.
Because they are Aquaruim bred they have adapted well to such conditions. To
me pH is not a consideration I breed my rams in soft acidic water but raise
the fry in a pH of 8.2 and 20 DH. No ill effects at all. We are only
concerned with this when we wish to breed our fish. Also sometimes even tank
raised rams that come from dealers tanks are not always a guarantee for
success becuase of all the diseases that spread at such places. Especialy
difficult are the internal nematodes which kill slowly. My advice is to get
your rams from a breeder. In short know the source. rams are easy my wife
has a tank of rams at for the kids in her classroom and the water is pH
8.2 and DH 20 liquid rock Apopka Florida water. Still no problems and the rams
look awesome as mine do. I have a few college buddies I helped get into
planted tanks and they have rams too same thing hard liquid rock water same
results preety blue rams that eat flake food and come to the top to eat. Rams
are not fragile as long as you get healthy rams. Now wild rams are a diffrent
thing becauee they come in with so many parasites its tough. But again get a
good source of wild rams. As far as football is concerned I'm a Giant Fan and
since they didnt make it im a sour puss GO Bucs! I hat ethe Eagles sorry Jerry
:) GO J-E-T-S JETS, JETS, JETS!
Do You Yahoo!?
Send FREE video
emails in Yahoo!