Ram Cichlid (Mikrogeophagus ramirezi)

Also known as Asian Ram, Blue Ram, Blue Ram Cichlid, Butterfly Cichlid, Dwarf Butterfly Cichlid, Dwarf Cichlid, Dwarf South American Cichlid, Electric Blue Ram, German Blue Ram, Gold Ram, Ram, Ramirez, Ramirez's Dwarf Cichlid, Singapore Ram

Description

Also known as Asian Ram, Blue Ram, Blue Ram Cichlid, Butterfly Cichlid, Dwarf Butterfly Cichlid, Dwarf Cichlid, Dwarf South American Cichlid, Electric Blue Ram, German Blue Ram, Gold Ram, Ram, Ramirez, Ramirez's Dwarf Cichlid, Singapore Ram.

Found in schools in the Orinoco River basin over mud and sand bottoms of flooded grassland plains, ponds, pools and streams rich in vegetation for cover.
They feed on algae, benthic invertebrates and plants.
Length - 3.4cm
Depth - ?m
South America - Orinoco River Basin

A freshwater fish often seen in the aquarium trade.
These fish brood their eggs in their mouths to protect their young. Ref: http://www.fishbase.org/summary/12305

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