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Blue Ram 3.5cm
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Rams are very popular community fish, with their bright colours and peaceful disposition. They are best kept in a planted aquarium with species such as tetras and Angels. The larger growing males grow to 5-6cm, ripe females display a purple abdomen. Rams (Ramirezi) are native to Venezuela and Colombia.

More than 225 species, with estimates of 300 species, of cichlids are found throughout South America. An estimated 75% of these inhabit the mighty Amazon River Basin. Cichlids are also found in Central America, where they are well-known for their pugnacious behavior and their stunning colors. Most of these cichlid are large, thus requiring large tanks. These fish inhabit most types of water ways throughout Central America including lakes, streams, rivers, even underground water sources.

Their colorful appearance, the many different species available, their behavior and their breeding are just some of the reasons the Cichlids are one of the most popular aquarium fish.

Due to their aggressive behavior, the tank for cichlids should be as large as possible, with its length being more critical than its height; meaning the longer the better.

In the Cichlid tank there must be places of refuge. These can be rock caves, large pieces of driftwood or even inverted flowerpots. Most large species of Cichlids will dig up the substrate material, and occasionally will remove plants from the substrate. The Angelfish, Discus and the dwarf species Apistogramma all prefer a densely planted tank.

The water temperature should be in the range of 24-28 degrees celsius, slightly higher for the Discus. The diet should consist of live and frozen food of all kinds as well a large flake staple food. Large specimens can be feed Earthworms, garden Crickets and kitchen leftovers.
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Customer Reviews 14 item(s)

Very Nice
Arrived packaged individually and alive. Very keen to be released and have coloured up nicely within an hour. And nice big in size.
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Review by Kev / (Posted on 3/04/2019)
Lovely and healthy
Very happy with the rams I bought.
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Review by carolyn / (Posted on 6/09/2014)
Nice Rams
Thank you for the 2 lovely rams i received yesterday. They are a little smaller than expected but happy all the same. I will be back to your site to do another order soon
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Review by carolyn / (Posted on 28/08/2014)
Very pretty fish, settling in well. Definitely ordering more in future, keep up the good work guys. Colour alive!!!
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Review by Anthony / (Posted on 23/08/2014)
Great little fish
These little guys arrived in WA happy and healthy but colours very washed out until put into tank. I asked for 3 females and 2 males and was contacted promptly to say they'd try, depending on stock levels, but looks more like 4 males and 1 female, so I'm expecting there to be arguments in the tank. Apart from that, very happy with the service.
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Review by Amalie / (Posted on 12/06/2014)
100% perfect community tank fish. I receieved a female and is colouring up absolutly beautifuly. very gental and calm, avoids conflict, DOES at times stand up to my Bolivian Butterfly (being cichlids i guess) but no harm, just lip locking. ppeace loving, gental nature and docile. one of my favs in my tank.
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Review by chloe / (Posted on 20/04/2014)
Blue ram
Bigger than my last Cichlid when received (but thankful as same size now)
fits in beautifully and follows my Bolivian Butterfly around everywhere.
great community tank fish
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Review by chloe / (Posted on 3/04/2014)
Awesome fish great service will deal again. Thank you for your great service.
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Review by Rose / (Posted on 15/02/2014)
Awesome fish great service will deal again. Thank you for your great service.
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Review by Rose / (Posted on 15/02/2014)
One of my favourite cichlids
I ordered the fish and within a day of receiving payment the fish were shipped, the fish arrived the next day, all alive and well, they had lost some colour but as soon as they were in their tank their colour came back and they are doing well
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Review by Maria / (Posted on 14/03/2013)
Happy customer
Another successful dealing with Livefish! These Blue Rams arrived happy and healthy from the other side of the country. You will be seeing more of my business Livefish. Thanks!
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Review by Aaron / (Posted on 20/10/2011)
awesome fish
The 2 fish came perfect, i got 2 males though whitch are the prettier sex but they never stop fighting

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Review by Th#mas / (Posted on 15/01/2011)
needs a well established aquarium
The Blue Ram is a wonderfully coloured fish. They are peaceful and get along with most other species. However, Male blue rams should not be placed with other male blue rams as they may fight and get aggressive. Also blue rams do need a well established aquarium so buying this fish if your aquarium is fairly young could be a risk.
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Review by liam / (Posted on 10/01/2011)
Rams Rule
These little guys are awesome, full of character. Bought 5, 1 kicked it but the others have settled in extremely well. They are housed with Angels and get on fine.
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Review by james / (Posted on 27/10/2010)