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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

Should I get rid of snails? Snails in the aquarium can be very useful. Many fishkeepers tend to overfeed a little, and this extra food sinks to the bottom and decays, polluting the aquarium water. Snails will happily come and eat up the left overs though - if you have an outbreak of snails you are most likely overfeeding your fish! If you really do want to remove snails, fish like the clown loach, and several puffers will eat them - but do make sure they are compatible with the other fish in your tank


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