BCParker created the topic: Trying to Spawn Bolivian Rams
This will be a log of my first attempt at getting Bolivian Rams to spawn. They're not exactly rare but I like them a lot so what the hell.
Bought two back in august, both male. I spent at least a half hour staring at a tank with thirty young rams back in December looking for a female. They all looked exactly the same. Picked the one with the shortest spines in the front of the dorsal. I think I got lucky, I'm pretty sure I've got a pair. The female is still pretty young but we'll give it a shot.
10gallon tank, regular tap water, 82F. hang on power filter
Fine quartz gravel mixed with sand, bunch of rocks forming a few caves,
plants for cover,
Two small pieces of slate buried up front with a quarter sized spot exposed.
I moved the female into the tank three days ago and the male the next day after she'd settled a bit.
also in the tank- one female guppy and a bunch of ramshorn snails.
Both hid for the first 48 hrs.
25 % Water change this morning, normal tap, few degrees cooler than tank
Fed frozen bloodworms until they would eat no more.
They've started showing some good signs. Locking lips, synchronized swimming, started clearing the slate. Tube's down on female.
pics of the setup and some of the fish.
Male a few weeks ago:
Female I hope:
Tank: Coffee filters taped over top to dim light, Maybe remove one slate so they can concentrate on one?
They're mostly focused on the black slate. Male uses his body, female uses her mouth one grain at a time and spits them all the way in the far corner.