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Old 08-04-2016, 05:35 PM   #11
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Old 08-05-2016, 10:07 AM   #12
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Checked up on the pair and their fry earlier this morning, while I was feeding them, and things are progressing quite well. The cluster hasn't decreased in size, so I guess the parents (primarily the mom) hasn't been snacking on their babies. The parents really seem to be getting good at caring for their fry, surprised and happy that it took them only 2 attempts (fingers crossed that they continue getting better)

The wigglers are becoming more active, startling to roll and bounce a little. 3 more days until they start free swimming, or so I hope.

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Old 08-06-2016, 09:02 AM   #13
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Another morning update: The fry are starting to jump/wiggle around a lot more, and the parents have relocated them to a larger/wider pit they dug. The pit also happens to be directly under my java fern, which is now uprooted. Guess the roots will help serve as shelter and security.

Will update everyone again tomorrow morning

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Next time pull the eggs and artificially hatching, with MBlue. Good luck next time nice Rams BTW!

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Next time pull the eggs and artificially hatching, with MBlue. Good luck next time nice Rams BTW!

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Thanks Clem.

Maybe I'll try artificially hatching with their next batch. Right now I want my pair to gain experience raising the fry themselves, and so for so good. It's been quite interesting watching the pair go through the rearing process: courting, digging pits,spawning, taking turns guarding and fanning, and corralling and transferring the fry together.
I also thought it was cool how my female gathered food to feed my male, when he didn't want to leave the nest.
The fry should be free swimming in 1-2 more days.

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Rams are really bad parents, but the odd pair can remember how to parent raise , but they are all captive , tank raised and you are lucky indeed to get them to parent raise.
I have some nice Rams from Mike's at Finnatics about two months now and they have spawned, but water parameters not rite at the time for fertilization of the eggs, not an easy fish to breed. Now my Rams have stalled since putting them in a new of their own. I have talked to breeders on the subject, but I think you got lucky when you bought them from different stores, I live not to far from either.
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Rams are really bad parents, but the odd pair can remember how to parent raise , but they are all captive , tank raised and you are lucky indeed to get them to parent raise.
I have some nice Rams from Mike's at Finnatics about two months now and they have spawned, but water parameters not rite at the time for fertilization of the eggs, not an easy fish to breed. Now my Rams have stalled since putting them in a new of their own. I have talked to breeders on the subject, but I think you got lucky when you bought them from different stores, I live not to far from either.
Pm me if you would like to chat or meet up, we can share experiences!��

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I was actually planning to grab some pairs from Mike at Finatics, but my pair spawned so I held off. Currently cycling some new tanks. Planning to to get some quality ram pairs shipped up from the States later this month-September, but maybe I'll stop by Finatics first to see what Mike has (always has awesome cichlids/fish and deals ). Interested in getting some wilds in the future too.

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Sounds good, I was at Finnatics earlier today but had to leave to pick up someone, but I may go back tomorrow if I have time.
Wilds would be cool, but water parameters for them are different, since most Rams sold are tap raised, but if you buy wilds the seller has to prepare them for shipment if they are from South America, good luck to you.

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3 fry have reached the free swimming stage. Watched the parents corral them back to the nest, when the fry would wander out

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Sounds good, I was at Finnatics earlier today but had to leave to pick up someone, but I may go back tomorrow if I have time.
Wilds would be cool, but water parameters for them are different, since most Rams sold are tap raised, but if you buy wilds the seller has to prepare them for shipment if they are from South America, good luck to you.

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Sky you say wilds at finatics? Did you see captive bred there too?
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