The Ram Cichlid or Electric Blue Ram Cichlid is a beautiful addition to any freshwater aquarium. Most species can be easily identified by their deep red eyes and splattered neon blue scales (primarily around the head region). Ram’s have spiked dorsal fins with long decorated pectoral fins set low on their sides. Despite their ferocious appearance, Rams are very peaceful fish.
Electric blue ram - freshwater fish
Rams, like discus fish, require very pristine, soft water. I saw that you noted a nitrate reading of 35 ppm. While this would be acceptable for many freshwater species I think German blue rams may not tolerate that nitrate level. The best way to lower nitrate levels in the freshwater aquarium is through frequent partial water changes. When keeping tropical fish like rams and discus fish I often recommend bi-daily 25 percent water changes to keep nutrients in check. This may seem like a hefty load but a good water change schedule is an overall aquarium problem preventative. Rams are shy tropical fish that often struggle to eat in crowded community settings. Also, a pH rating of 7.2 is a little steep for the South American rams. I would strive for a pH level of 6.8 and see if your success rate increases.
Electric Blue German Ram - Medium Tropical Freshwater Fish for Sale
My favorite freshwater fish is the German blue (Mikrogeophagus ramirezi). However, every time I try keeping these beautiful fish they die. I have checked my water parameters and it seems all right: (pH: 7.2, nitrate: 35 ppm, nitrite: 0 ppm, ammonia: 0 ppm). None of the other tropical fish in the aquarium show any signs of harassing the rams. , tetras, and other soft water fish all thrive in my aquarium. Why won’t the blue rams?
Electric Blue Ram Live Freshwater Aquarium Fish ..
This pet store wasn’t like the one around the corner from my house. They seemed to specialize in freshwater and saltwater fish and according to their sign; they had the solution to all of your aquarium needs. As soon as I entered the front door I was met by a large planted aquarium, full of vibrant shimmering fish and bright green sword plants. It was amongst the fauna in this aquarium where I found the fish that opened my world to aquarium keeping. The fish I was looking at was the German Blue Ram. At this point I had never kept a fish before in my life. Not even a goldfish, but I couldn’t fight the urge to own such an exquisite creature. So naturally, I did my research.Hey guys! Its been awhile since theirs been a update video on my 30g Freshwater tank. But I got rid of the African Leaf Fish and the big Pleco, and got some German Blue Rams, Siamese Algae Eater, Panda Garras, and Sterbai Corys. Also got some new live plants! Thanks for watching and if you have any questions please ask!