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Bolivian Rams Have Spawned-Pics

Discussion in 'Central and South American Cichlids' started by JBarbaresi, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. JBarbaresi

    JBarbaresi AC Members

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    I just finished up with my weekly water change earlier today and noticed my alpha male Bolivian Ram acting rather aggressive towards a 7" severum. Other than it being a little odd I thought nothing more of it. When the same ram started fighting with a 13" Oscar he also shares the tank with, I thought something was up. Upon further inspection I found what he was guarding, a fresh batch of eggs being laid by one of my female rams. I don't know anything about breeding rams and wasn't trying to do so, this is just a fluke. It was still interesting nonetheless so I thought I'd take a few pictures before the plecos find the eggs and devour them. The oscar is very tolerant of the smaller fish, but he doesn't seem to enjoy being bullied by someone so much smaller, hope everyone makes it through the night ok.

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  2. Lab_Rat

    Lab_Rat Merry Christmas!

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    Congrats on the spawn! The parents are beautiful.
     
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    WOW. That's a big oscar. Looks like it could eat the rams. Congrats on the spawn too!
     
  4. JBarbaresi

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    if you feel up to it check the video in my sig. everything is the same with exception of the red eye tetras which were removed because they just stayed at the surface and bugged me.
     
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    thanks, here are some older pics. i have 5 total.

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    Holy beautiful Bolivian Rams!

    Congrats!! I guess, since you weren't really wanting them.. lol

    If you get swimmers, you should go pick up a 10gal and grow them out in there and sell me some! :D
     
  7. JBarbaresi

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    i doubt the eggs will make it through the night with two 8"+ plecos in the tank. i read it should be about 3 days before i get any swimmers, so we will see. gotta see if the eggs even got fertilized since this is their first spawn. where do you live?
     
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    Your Rams are gorgeous, good luck! Just watched your video,lol, I want to know
    how that Oscar didn't eat those little guys swimming around him. Years back
    my Oscars ate anything that was small enough to fit in their mouths!
     
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    those bolivians are beautiful!! id consider bolivians if all of them looked like that.
     

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