"The Gold German Ram is a beautiful golden (xanthistic) variety of the Blue German Ram which is a dwarf cichlid indigenous to Bolivia, Venezuela and Columbia. Our strain was originally exported to Germany in the late 1940s. We obtained the strain directly from german breeders and have since outcrossed with a very large and beautiful wild caught strain from Columbia. It is one of two members of the Genus Mikrogeophagus. It's species name is ramirezi. Full grown (and well fed) male adults can reach three inches long and 10 grams in weight. The Ram is a typical cichlid in that it is a pair-bonding, care-giving, somewhat territorial species. However it is an excellent community fish as it only requires a small space and gets along with most species. Our Rams have been show champions on many occasions. "
Common names include the German blue ram and butterfly cichlid
The color in these blue ram cichlids is crazy awesome! I can't get over just how beautiful these fish actually are. Taking care of Ram cichlids really isn't that tough once your understand the habitat and lifestyle of these fish. They are above a beginner level aquarist level but I think if beginners do some research that they could keep them pretty easily.
It's not necessarily the fish that hard to care for it's the tank mates that most people want to keep with these fish. Because these fish look like they would be somewhat aggressive and hold down their own territory is actually completely the opposite. These fish actually really nice and timid and other tank mates will actually push them around and it creates a lot of aggression.
Ram cichlids are absolutely beautiful fish and will add a great vibrant addition to your aquarium. I had to get together this video on how to take care of them and setting up an aquarium and what size you should expect to use and finding friends to have his roommates for them.
The German blue ram is a colourful and fairly peaceful dwarf cichlid
For the beginners, German Blue Ram Care may seem overwhelming as this fish is very picky about the aquarium setting. Appropriate mimic of its natural environment keeps it healthy and thriving.
Low fertility and poor brood care are also fairly common.