Post Number: 172
|Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2005 - 08:43 am: ||
I'm getting into breeding Blue Rams and everything i've read has said that they need lots of plants....I just need to know what kind of plants and how much is "lots" the only plants I even have ever had is two small amazon swords.
What if the Hokey Pokey is really what its all about O_o
Post Number: 6994
|Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2005 - 09:23 am: ||
grasses and swords work very well.
Post Number: 981
|Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2005 - 11:32 am: ||
I think the `lots` just means that they appreciate cover and hiding spots. Plastic plants would do that fine. the choice of plants is completely up to you.
Post Number: 7003
|Posted on Thursday, September 01, 2005 - 09:42 am: ||
the choice of plants is completely up to you.
To a certain degree brad is right. The choice is up to you. The choice, however, given your intent to breed should facilitate the process. A fine leaf plant really is not the same as a broad leaf plant when it comes to selecting, cleaning and utilizing an egg laying spot.
Yes, the rams will use substrate--a smooth rock, even a terra cotta pot. At the same time they will utilize plants. Broad leafed plants work best for spawning.
At the same time, if you are utilizing F0 stock, the more typical plants found in the natural habitat will be grasses and broad leaves. Might be a good thing to gear the tank to a more natural habitat.
Any kind of plant will make the ram happy. They use the planted areas to "hide out/hang out" in. So some finer leaves might be good to build a denser foliage. Providing them more cover, reducing stress.....
they will spawn in a bare tank--the bs I went through was also geared to having attractive, eye appealing tanks for me.