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Aggressive Ram Towards Discus
November 15, 2008
5:50 am
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seriously discus
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I have 6 German Rams along with other Tetra's and Discus.I have noticed 2 of them 'getting friendly'.Since i don't know how to sex Rams i'm guessing they are both of the opposite sex as they have now become territorial and fight eachother when the other oversteps his boundry.Today a little food fell into one of the Rams territory and i notice him chasing away all other fish including the bigger Discus and won't let anybody near his space.Is this a sign that he/she is ready to breed?
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Shiv

November 15, 2008
6:14 am
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Or perhaps the breeding already happened and he's guarding a brood?
I never bred Rams. Are they typical egg layers on stone? Have you check vertical surfaces in the fish in questions' territory /ph34r.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":ph34r:" border="0" alt="ph34r.gif" /> ?

Also, if two were fighting each other- could they be two males? They could have been establishing pecking order.

Are they German variant. Rams are awesome, send pics please.

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November 15, 2008
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yup they are typical substrate spawners UA,
Shiv from how you describe them i suspect they are both the same sex, but a pic would sort that out easier mate.
usually the female is smaller than the male has shorter finnage and usually has a rosy belly.

mick

November 17, 2008
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Here's a pic of a pair from the knowledge base Shiv. The female is the fish on the left.

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