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German Blue Rams

Last Updated: 3/16/21

Quick Information
Description
Setup and Water Preferences
Sexing
Breeding
My Rams
Links and Pictures

I am new to these fish, so most of the sections below are empty until/unless I have time to fill them in.

Quick Information

Common names: German Ram
Scientific/Latin name: Microgeophagus ramirezi
Maximum length: 3 inches
Colors: Blue, yellow, black, yellow, orange
Temperature preference: 72 to 82 degrees F
pH preference: 7
Hardness preference: Soft
Salinity preference: Low to medium
Compatibility: Good
Life span: 3 years
Ease of keeping: Moderate
Ease of breeding: Moderate

Description

Setup and Water Preferences

Sexing

Breeding

My German Blue Rams

On 1/27/21, I bought two German blue rams for my newly renovated 65 gallon aquarium. It did not go well. See that link for details. I will only put ram-specific information here so I am not just repeating the information.

I named the Golden ram, Rammy, and the regular ram, Spammy. Spammy died suddenly, perhaps from ick which broke out in the new tank right after his death. Spammy died on 2/6/21.

On 2/23/21, I bought another ram (regular coloration) and put him in a 20 gallon quarantine tank with 13 other new fish. I made sure to get a male. His name is Sir Spamalot. I am fairly certain that Rammy is a female as she lacks the longer fin spikes at the front of her dorsal fin, has an obvious ovipositor, and nice round reddish tummy.

I moved Sir Spamalot to the 65 gallon tank with Rammy on 3/6/21.

Links and Pictures

Photos of my German Blue Rams:

Photos are listed from newest to oldest.

I have not processed any photos as of yet.


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