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Papiliochromis altispinosus
Red-finned ram
Haseman, 1911

Papiliochromis altispinosus - Red-finned ram - The red-finned ram does fine in a community setting
The red-finned ram does fine in a community setting
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(Other members of the genus Papiliochromis)

ADULT SIZE: 8 cm

WATER CONDITIONS: Not critical

TEMPERATURE RANGE: 22-27 C

FOOD: Feed Papiliochromis altispinosus live and dried foods

DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from Bolivia, Brazil

AQUARIUM CARE: An aquarium for these species should be well planted and include caves. This species is acceptable in a community tank with no overly sensitive species. P. altispinosus is less demanding than the more widely known ram P. ramirezi

BREEDING: This species usually spawns on a flat surface laying several hundred eggs.

Have you bred Papiliochromis altispinosus? Why not fill in a breeding questionaire?, or examine existing Papiliochromis altispinosus breeding reports








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Fishkeeping Facts and Tips

Many aquarium species are territorial; these should only be kept with other fish in a larger tank with space for each. In a well-stocked dealers tank there is no chance to set up a territory, but problems will arise once introduced into your home community aquarium


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