German Blue Ram EXPERT ONLY

Latin name: (Mikrogeophagus ramirezi)

Care Level

Expert Only

Temperament

Peaceful

Color(s)

Blue, Orange, Red, Yellow

Diet

Omnivore

Preferred Conditions

Expert Only

Avg. Max Size

2¾"

Minimum Tank Size

30 gallons

Family

Cichlidae

To ensure that the Ram is properly cared for, it should be kept in an aquarium with a minimum volume of 20 gallons. This tank should have several dense plant groups and ample open swimming space. In addition, a few caves should be provided for the Ram to hide in. If the tank is intended for breeding, flat stones should also be added so that the female can lay her eggs. Furthermore, even though the Ram is generally peaceful, it is important to note that it can become aggressive when it feels threatened or when protecting its eggs. Therefore, it is important to provide a safe environment with plenty of hiding places.

Impeccable water quality is essential to ensure the success of breeding Rams. The ideal parameters should be soft to medium hard water with a neutral pH, and slightly raised water temperatures between 77° and 82°F. Additionally, peat should be added to the water to achieve the desired conditions. Moreover, it is worth noting that both the male and female Rams share the rearing of the fry, with the male sometimes even taking the fry into their mouths to protect them like a mouth brooder. Therefore, extra care should be taken to ensure that the fry are not sucked into the filter.

The purchase size of the stamp will be between 3/4″ and 1-1/2″.

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