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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Fish of the Week: German Blue Ram

German Blue Ram
German Blue Ram
Origin: South America

Member of: Cichlid Family

Temperament: non-to-semi aggressive

Tank size: Needs to be at least 20 gallons

Fully grown size: 2.5 inches

Aquarium Conditions:
-ph: 5.5 to 7.5
-temperature: 76 to 85 degrees
-water hardness: 6 to 14

A.K.A: Butterfly Cichlid, Balloon Ram, German Ram, Blue Ram

Tank Mates:(include but are not limited to) Angelfish, guppies, other ram species, mollies, plecos, dojo loaches, etc. (Basically most community fish with the exception of small fish)

Food: Flake food, tubifex worms, blood worms. Rams enjoy a variety of food and enjoy eating a mixed diet.

Breeding: It is best to buy the fish young and raise them together to form a stronger bond between the pair. Once the pair breed, the parents care for the eggs.

Sexing: The females have a reddish tinge to their bellies and the males have longer dorsal fins with a black streak on the front.

Where to Buy This Fish:
Mikrogeophagus ramirezi
Mikrogeophagus ramirezi "Blue Ram" - Small

German blue rams are excellent community tank fish. They have very unique personalities and are very beautiful fish to add to your freshwater aquarium.

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