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So.... after a bit of a failed experiment trying to get a pair of Bolivian Rams I think I have 6 males, consisting of 2 older ones who tolerated each other and 4 younger boisterous ones who have came in and made it Ramageddon.

Obviously this can't continue so I've got someone coming tomorrow to take whichever ones I want to part with for his much bigger suitable 4ft setup than my corner tank with it's limited footprint

I reckon I'll need to move on at least 4 of the 6 to take the strain off the tank, but the question is should I

Rehome the 4 newer ones and keep the older 2

Rehome a mixture and keep 2 younger ones in the chance there is a male/female (seems unlikely)

Rehome 5 of out of the 6 and just keep one by itself ( not sure if this is a bit shady, even if they are all quarrelling boys)

Or just rehome the lot of them, that option does make me sad but if it's the best scenario for the fish I'd just do it.

Really torn on what to do, any thoughts folks?
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@Sixo
Hi Bri

My own thoughts on this.
In a 4 foot aquarium I believe 4 cichlids of any single species is maximum, so 4 x Bolivian rams.
Which 4 ?
I would be inclined to keep 4 of the newer Bolivians as you may have a potential pair (or 2). (Maybe keep 2 and get another 2)
The original Bolivians, which you suspect as both being male and probably dominate, when moved on will allow the remaining fish to sort themselves out and create a new hierarchy.
This hopefully will create a less stressful aquarium and keeper.

Just a thought

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Thanks @Stephen that's what I might do, just keep a couple of the newer ones (one of the males is an absolute stunner) and see how they go from there, like you say I can always add one or two again but I'll feel a lot better then when there isn't half a dozen in there having a go at each other. With 2 at least I have plenty of sight breaks.

You're right about the original 2 they're pretty dominant, even with moving the decor around they still haven't really tolerated the new batch, they're some characters!

Been looking at houses lately fingers crossed can get a move somewhere in future that has room for at least a 6ft tank, that's the dream anyway.

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Well, not the result I was hoping for but I just netted whatever I could catch for the chap, he has multiple tanks so plenty room to spread out the ones he bought.

I've almost certainly been left with 2 males, not too much hassle so far, tank appears more chilled, Corys out & about more aswell which is good to see.

At least it's not a royal rumble any more:


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Nah these 2 don't like each other either 😂 aw well it is what it is, they can keep out each others way, adding a 3rd would probably just add to the problem I'd have thought.

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