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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


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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

Give your fish a treat! Flaked fish foods are excellent nutritionally, but most fish really enjoy tucking into live, or frozen live foods. Insect larvae such as bloodworms can be collected in summertime from your water barrel, but it is also very worthwhile to attempt to culture Daphnia or white worms for a free food source absolutely relished by aquarium fish. Frozen bloodworm are almost as good and are widely available, though freeze dried live foods tend not to go down as well. See more on feeding fish


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