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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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