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I just bought a pair of rams today and am wondering if they look ill. They are staying at the top of the aquarium almost in a vertical position.



 

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That doesn't look normal. Are you injecting CO2?
 

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yeah, looks like they need some more oxygen. coloration isnt too bad though. keep your eyes peeled for secondary issues due to stress such as ich. but i think with more oxygen they're be OK. GL!
 

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ir0n ma1den,

Any news on your new rams? Are they getting better? Have you tried playing them a little "Run to the Hills" from the Iron Maiden jukebox? :D (That used to get me feeling better after a bad day. ) :cool:

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did you acclimate them to your water properly?

they were probably used to the store's co2 / nitrate levels, and when you put them in your tank it shocked them. i try to acclimate all fish i get for temperature and water conditions. just a thought
 

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Rams are somewhat picky and with all new fish, they should have been quarantined in a small tank with similiar conditions for at least a week or so before introduction to your established aquarium.
 

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ir0n ma1den,

Any news on your new rams? Are they getting better? Have you tried playing them a little "Run to the Hills" from the Iron Maiden jukebox? :D (That used to get me feeling better after a bad day. ) :cool:

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Yea, that did the trick :)

They are fine now, I just used an airstone and lessened the CO2.
 
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