The Electric Blue Ram is a beautifully small electric blue color over most of their body. They only grow to about 2 inches. They keep this bright color whether they are in a breeding mood or not. They inhabit shallow heavily vegetated slow-moving streams with submerged branches, roots, or leaf litter. They are active fish that look great in a small group. They prefer warm temperatures 78-86o F. The original wild rams came from Venezuela and Columbia. They have been captive-bred and have not been on the market that long.
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To resemble their natural environment, sandy bottom with driftwood and a few rounded or flat rocks for them to breed on would be ideal. Leaves on the bottom to add cover is an added benefit. They enjoy water that has been stained with tannins (Almond leaves would be perfect as cover as well). Keeping them with other small schools of Cardinal or Green Neons would also give them comfort by letting them know it’s safe.
Electric Blue Rams should have very good water quality particularly if you are hoping to breed them. We feed them a large variety of foods which include ground Northfin flake foods, small Northfin pellets (veggie, community, & bug pro), frozen foods. They also like baby brine shrimp. Their scientific name is Mikrogeophagus ramirezi.
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Very interesting fish and not aggressive as I thought cichlids would be. Minds his own business in the 20 gal tank. Arrived quick and well packages overnight
Beautiful fish. Arrived alive and healthy! Will continue to buy fish here!
I ordered 2 of them a couple of months ago, they both arrived healthy and beautiful!! They have settled in really well and are super healthy and active! My only regret... I should of gotten a couple more! I used to keep much larger african cichlids in a very large tank, these little guys fill my *need* for having cichlids without being so large! Just a fun to watch and their color is beautiful!
I love my Ram! Beautiful coloration and seems very healthy!
Electric Blue Ram Dwarf Cichlid
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