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Papiliochromis ramirezi
Ram, Butterfly cichlid
(Myers & Harry, 1948)

Papiliochromis ramirezi - Ram, Butterfly cichlid - Ram cichlid
Ram cichlid
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(Other members of the genus Papiliochromis)

ADULT SIZE: 7 cm

WATER CONDITIONS: Moderately soft and acidic

TEMPERATURE RANGE: 22-27 C

FOOD: Feed Papiliochromis ramirezi small live-foods and fine grade dried foods

DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from Colombia, Venezuela


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AQUARIUM CARE: The ram is a real aquarium favourite, with its stunning coloration. They are a peacful dwarf cichlid, and should be kept with other peaceful fishes. They are not overly fussy eaters, though like all fish, relish frozen and live foods. They do best in a planted tank, with some open areas, bogwood and stones. Sometimes referred to as Microgeophagus ramirezi.

BREEDING: Breeding occurs on a flat stone, or in a pit, and is not at all unusual in the aquarium, and once hatched the adults tend their fry

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








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Fishkeeping Facts and Tips

The biggest killer of tropical fish is overfeeding. Uneaten food decays and pollutes the water, even with adequate filtration. Adult fish should remain unfed one day each week, and almost all commonly available species will be completely fine if unfed during a two week vacation


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