Mini Rams

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Arthop
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Mini Rams

Post by Arthop » Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:25 pm

About a month ago i bought 6 young German Rams and started them in a 20H aquarium, sponge filter, temp 78 F. with floating plants and a pot. Next day one was dead and a pair chasing the last three males. Moved the 3 into another aquarium. The female of the pair is less than an inch long, her mate about 1 1/4 inches. They spawned 6 days later in a corner on the bottom glass. They ate the eggs 3 days later and the female started bullying the male. I took him out after he lost his breeding colors. The female spawned 2 weeks later same spot and no male. My question is: are they mini Rams?? By the way one of my sons and I raised over a 1,000 gold rams some 20 years ago and never had Rams that size spawn. Thanks for you thoughts. Art

Mike Wise
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Re: Mini Rams

Post by Mike Wise » Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:10 am

As far as I know there are no "mini Rams" only those that are not full-grown. My guess, since the Rams are sexually mature, is that their growth was retarded due to overcrowding, poor maintenance, or poor nutrition at the beginning.

Arthop
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Re: Mini Rams

Post by Arthop » Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:04 am

Thanks Mike for your reply, Art

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