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Old 04-24-2016, 02:01 AM   #11
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Some newly hatched rams, EBR x gold.
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Old 04-24-2016, 07:34 AM   #12
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What are your water parameters like? Are you using RO water?

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Tap water in the city here is very conducive to the propagation of South American cichlids or any other fish requiring such water parameters. Tap water can have a variable pH, 7-8.5, and TDS from 180-220 on average. To breed all my fish I use strait tap water but to hatch eggs sensative to osmotic pressure I cut the tap water with distilled until the TDS is below 100. I don't usually use RO because I can easily adjust the ph of distilled.

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I guess you buy distilled water for this purpose. The eggs are in how many gallons of distilled/tap for hatching, 5g or less? Or I should say tank size for hatching?
I have some gold RAM pairs, they have already spawned
once , so next time if I get eggs I'll pull them into another smaller tank to hatch them out?

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I guess you buy distilled water for this purpose. The eggs are in how many gallons of distilled/tap for hatching, 5g or less? Or I should say tank size for hatching?
I have some gold RAM pairs, they have already spawned
once , so next time if I get eggs I'll pull them into another smaller tank to hatch them out?

Clem
These are my Gold RAMS BTW, they are in my community tank , about 5 of them , 2 pairs and an alpha an betta pair who seem to be bonded. Should I separate the pair in their own tank for breeding, or just pull the eggs as I see them? I have 10g tanks set up and running ATM, just wanted to know what is the best set up for breeding them???
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To propagate almost any fish I set up a tank for just that pair . My ram breeding is done in various sized tanks 10-30 gal. depending on what I have up and open, things are always in flux. I hatch and raise most of my fish in some hatchery tanks I have that are designed for artificially raising of discus fry, found they work well with other species also. Hatching tank does not have to be huge, 5-10 gal should suffice.
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Ok thanks, I'll try and get the pair on their own and see. I have a nice 10g with some pots and smooth stones, they spwaned on the the stones last time.

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Thanks, I have an EBR x gold ram spawn that just hatched out today. They should ? be be nice but I'm looking for something in this spawn that will resemble a ram I had a few years ago. Pic is of one of the males I had and is what I'm looking for or at least a resemblance. I may have to breed them further to double genes but I'm still anticipating seeing what will turn up.
let me know when they are ready to go ill take some off your hands !! thanks
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Would be willing to get you some nice fish guys but I'm in Winnipeg, would consider shipping for you if you really wanted them though. Clem I can't see those Rams of yours, guess I have to download an app. Here are the fry from the EBR x gold cross, they'll be free swimming when I get home after work I'm guessing. Lots of little eyes there, very good hatch!!
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