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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

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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