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Mixing Rams of same sex

Discussion in 'Other South American Dwarf Cichlids' started by MarkPT, Oct 6, 2018.

  1. MarkPT

    MarkPT New Member

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    I have 2 German Rams (initially bought as a pair, but turns out to be both female!) who get on great and swim around together.
    Also have a Male Apisto, and male Fire Red Agasizzi.

    Can I add compatibility wise, an Electric Blue ram to the mix, if also female? Will she likely form a trio with the other 2 rams or could it cause a bit of upset, and not worth risking the social pairing?
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    gerald Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Hard to predict. Cichlid social dynamics are complex, and individual personalities and behaviors vary. Adding another female is probably safer than adding a male, but be prepared to intervene if necessary (move somebody to another tank). Also, a temporary divider sometimes helps them get used to the sight and smell of a new fish, and hopefully reduces the urge to fight the new intruder.
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    MarkPT New Member

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    Thanks decided to keep the happy environment I have , and just add more dithers / cardinals !

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