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My Blue Ram (Mikrogeophagus.ramirezi) Breeding Log

TCMontium

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Are you sure that they can't eat BBS? They are 4-5 days old as free-swimmers, so they could have grown enough to eat BBS, right? Trying wouldn't hurt.
 

Ram-Finatic

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Are you sure that they can't eat BBS? They are 4-5 days old as free-swimmers, so they could have grown enough to eat BBS, right? Trying wouldn't hurt.

I've tried feeding them newly hatched baby brine shrimp, but they only seem to be able to nip at them. The parents then come by and eat all the baby brineshrimp.
 

Phile

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Indianapolis, Indiana USA
Hi everyone,

I'm new to the forum but not the hobby. Kept a wide range of fish in the past 12 years, from community to predators and odd balls. Up until recently, I primary focused on predatory and monster fish, but I've decided to get back into the cichlid world (Specifically South Americans). My experience with cichlids revolved around angels, some Apisto Sp., discus, and Lake Tanganyika cichlids.
The fish I'm currently keeping include:

2 -Betta.macrostoma (both males, lost my female recently) - story for another thread

3 -blue whale/shark catfish (Cetopsis.coecutiens)

11 -Nothobranchius.rachovii 98 killifish fry (1 week old)

and

5 rams (2 "German" blue ram pairs, and 1 female electric blue)
1 pair happens to be the main topic of this thread, so without further ado -


Monday - July.26th,2016 (10:20pm)


Brought this lil guy home yesterday (around 8:00pm) and acclimated him to my 20 gallon breeder (which is currently housing my female GBR and female EBR). Trying to grow some clippings from my main tank as well (Java fern, narrow leaf ludwigia, and Hygro.polysperma)
Immediately after introducing him to my tank, the 3 fish began a flirt-fest and the new male paired off with my female GBR. Fast forward to this morning, The pair has cleaned off a piece of black slate, and the male has dug a pit. The female's egg tube in starting to extend, and she's beginning to get plump.
Happened to snap a few quick shots with my phone. I apologize for the poor quality, bad lighting and algae growing on my tank walls (camera couldn't focus). I will get better pics, once I've done some maintenance on the tank and relocate the lone female EBR. Pics really don't do justice for the pair, the colours and finnage on the male are really stunning in person. Love how high the male's dorsal ray extends, can kinda see it in picture #2 & 3.

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Wednesday- July.27th, 2016 (10:17pm)


Quick update with some awesome news!
The ram pair just started laying eggs on the piece of slate in their tank.
These are some early shots, the pair is still laying and fertilizing. Eggs looking good so far, hope everything goes well (The waiting game begins).

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Thursday- July.28th,2016 (12:52am)


Can see eyes and spines slowly developing
Keep you guys posted
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Nice pics. I just started a pair of Rams myself. They're more live in boyfriend/girlfriend at this stage.
 

Phile

Member
Messages
58
Location
Indianapolis, Indiana USA
Hi everyone,

I'm new to the forum but not the hobby. Kept a wide range of fish in the past 12 years, from community to predators and odd balls. Up until recently, I primary focused on predatory and monster fish, but I've decided to get back into the cichlid world (Specifically South Americans). My experience with cichlids revolved around angels, some Apisto Sp., discus, and Lake Tanganyika cichlids.
The fish I'm currently keeping include:

2 -Betta.macrostoma (both males, lost my female recently) - story for another thread

3 -blue whale/shark catfish (Cetopsis.coecutiens)

11 -Nothobranchius.rachovii 98 killifish fry (1 week old)

and

5 rams (2 "German" blue ram pairs, and 1 female electric blue)
1 pair happens to be the main topic of this thread, so without further ado -


Monday - July.26th,2016 (10:20pm)


Brought this lil guy home yesterday (around 8:00pm) and acclimated him to my 20 gallon breeder (which is currently housing my female GBR and female EBR). Trying to grow some clippings from my main tank as well (Java fern, narrow leaf ludwigia, and Hygro.polysperma)
Immediately after introducing him to my tank, the 3 fish began a flirt-fest and the new male paired off with my female GBR. Fast forward to this morning, The pair has cleaned off a piece of black slate, and the male has dug a pit. The female's egg tube in starting to extend, and she's beginning to get plump.
Happened to snap a few quick shots with my phone. I apologize for the poor quality, bad lighting and algae growing on my tank walls (camera couldn't focus). I will get better pics, once I've done some maintenance on the tank and relocate the lone female EBR. Pics really don't do justice for the pair, the colours and finnage on the male are really stunning in person. Love how high the male's dorsal ray extends, can kinda see it in picture #2 & 3.

Ntaiu62.jpg


4MF9a6O.jpg


dg9xQXa.jpg


aPuWe6G.jpg


jbIOxMH.jpg


VOb0tg5.jpg


rE6gHDT.jpg


mqzHYA4.jpg


ad1a5iG.jpg



Wednesday- July.27th, 2016 (10:17pm)


Quick update with some awesome news!
The ram pair just started laying eggs on the piece of slate in their tank.
These are some early shots, the pair is still laying and fertilizing. Eggs looking good so far, hope everything goes well (The waiting game begins).

YVTgV5p.jpg


qqDyjYo.jpg


CjqblC5.jpg


U79PMHH.jpg


UvWJFWC.jpg



Thursday- July.28th,2016 (12:52am)


Can see eyes and spines slowly developing
Keep you guys posted
grin.png
I'm envious of the N. Rachovii. I had killis for about 10 years and bred guentheri but never got the rachs. Beautiful fish
 

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