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German ram color...

Discussion in 'Fish for Planted Tanks' started by mathman, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. mathman

    mathman Guru Class Expert

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    Is there any way to improve the colors on my German rams? I have three in a 55 gallon tank but I don't see much of the black markings like some pics on the web.

    For example, I would love for my cichlids to look like this.

    View attachment 3506

    How can I achieve such colors? Do I need to buy more of them.

    Note: the only time they color up nicely is when they do a face off with each other. Thanks.
     
  2. mathman

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    Anyone with an input?
     
  3. Htomassini

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    The black comes out when showing territory or hungry. Also how warm do you have them at? They do well over 80f

    Do you feed them frozen like mysis and blood worms and live black worms ?



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  4. Yo-han

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    Wait for them to settle, and feed them a decent amount of frozen (or even better live) food like htomassini mentioned (or my favourite daphia). High temperatures are preferred but most of these pictures are taken when fish are breeding, that is when they show most black!
     
  5. mathman

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    I keep the temp at 78-80 and I've had them for awhile now. I have noticed that the blacks show when they face each other as of they are about to fight. I feed then flakes, blood worms, and sometimes beef heart an brine shrimp. No live worms.
     
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