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Fish - Cichlid - Electric Blue (Mikrogeophagus ramirezi)

This Ramirezi species is known since 2009 - so it is a rarity in the aquarium hobby. In contrary to the wild species it is characterized by bright blue base-colors and orange and red forehead. It is a peaceful fish, it can be kept with other fish. Do not introduce it in aquariums with fast-moving fish or bigger, aggressive species. It is a common mistake that during feeding the aquarist does not make sure that the food reaches the bottom of the fishtank where these fish feed. The starving Ramirezi will weaken and be prone to illnesses. Best kept in densely planted aquariums, with slightly acidic water. They have a relatively short lifespan.

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Scientific Name: Mikrogeophagus ramirezi (Myers, Harry; 1948)
Synonims: Papiliochromis ramirezi, Electric Blue, Ramiresi, Ramirézi, Dwarf cichlid
English Name: Electric blue - dwarf cichlid
Group: Cichlids
Origin: South-America; the Orinoco-basin, Rio Meta (Venezuela).
Maximum standard lenght : 6-8 cm.
Natural Habitat: Waters with branches and leaves, lakes.
Behaviour: Peaceful fish, it can be kept with other species or other dwarf cichlids.
Feeding: Carnivore (eats small crustaceans and microscopic organism)
Breeding: Relatively easy if a pair is formed.
Fishtank: Minimum 60 liters.
Population: 1 pair for 60 liters
Hardscape: Stones, sandy areas, a lot of plants. They like the well-filtered, oxigene-rich, slowly moving waters.
Temperature: 24-29 °C
pH: 6-7,5
Hardness: 6-18 GH
Lifespan: 3-5 years

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Name Fish - Cichlid - Electric Blue (Mikrogeophagus ramirezi)
SKU 888116
Manufacturer Livestock
Akvárium mérethez Below 100L