Sorority with a Ram?
Alrighty so I've got my 33 gallon with my 9 girl sorority, 7 neon tetras, 6 Dwarf Cory cats and 1 Bristlenose Pleco. The sorority has been set up for two weeks now and so far so good, Maddie has been the most picked on so far since I introduced her formally last Friday but nothing serious just a few tears in her tail.
Anyway that aside, I kind of want to get rid of the Tetras because lately they've been getting pretty feisty and I think it's upsetting my girls. Even though it gives a nice continuity to my tank, I'm still considering getting rid of them because I really don't want to end up with more stressed girls than I already have. Phoenix already fades enough as it is with her stress stripes and then alternates to her submission stripes.
So if I did say goodbye to the neons (I would donate them to my newly set up again LFS) I was wondering if I would be able to get a German Blue Ram. I had done lost of studying on the GBR before getting this tank because initially I had wanted a pair. But since then, the sorority came into play haha
So my pH stays at a lovely 7.4-7.6 (it's just because I can't tell if it's a 7.4 or a 7.6, it's one or the other though and it doesn't swing at all) and I'll be starting my CO2 up soon so my plants can really fill in. I know GBR are also territorial and that would be a lot of territorial fish in one tank, but would it work?
I wouldn't mind just one female but I just love the way they look. Would it be possible to have just one male? They seemed to be a little more aggressive as I read? Not sure if that's true or not though, but anyone with this sort of experience would be wonderful. One would be fine, I'm not interested in a mating pair because that would just be wayyyyy too much stress on everyone. But I do know there have been cases where you can house two females together and they are fine?
Anywho, any info would be wonderful, thanks a bunch all!
Rembrandt II, Suiché
Leopards: 1:4 Hawkeye, Luna, Astrael, Dorian, Cullen
Gargoyle: Cloudjumper and Toothless