Thomas McMillan said:George said he thinks the scape is too complex for two or three varieties aka he thinks you should only get one variety of fish.
George Farmer said:Rams eh? How hard is your water? Some can be sensitive little fellas...
saintly said:thanks for the reply joe. at least i dont feel so lonely now
yeah there like little balloons. i might swap them for the more traditional type. they add a little bit of colour and character. the silter tip tetras have to go ...threre just bonkers, no real swimming pattern to them what so ever.
George Farmer said:How hard is your water?
saintly said:George Farmer said:How hard is your water?
while i tested my water hardness...8/9 i also tested for amonia which is now at 0. really, can a dirty filter cause so many problems? the bit of bba that was around the outlet is gone. i think the sae's helped too. anyway im glad to say im now algae free again!
I looked at this, your water is the same as mine and some sources say up to 4 others 8 or even 12Gh, so I think they should be ok.saintly said:I've just tested gh and it comes out at 8/9 is that good enough? i don't know. if they look like there suffering i'll take them out, simple.
A "balloon" variant of this fish is being sighted more frequently on the market. It is a man made enhanced genetic deformity characteristic made through selective breeding. It is believed that these fish have much shorter life spans and are more prone to swim bladder and digestive disorders due to the unbalanced shape, they will also be bullied by regular German Blue Rams. Extra care is required to look after them.
Ray said:I looked at this, your water is the same as mine and some sources say up to 4 others 8 or even 12Gh, so I think they should be ok.
George Farmer said:A lot of imports are the results from overbreeding and tend to be quite fragile. Probably best sourcing from the Czech Republic rather than the Far East.
Come on over and I'll show you... We'll even get a nice cuppa.saintly said:...so George, you said you saw some great looking fish at crowlands, care to elaborate?