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Electric Blue Ram

Electric Blue Ram

Mikrogeophagus ramirezi var.

 

Native Location: Tank-raised species, not found in nature.

Climate: Tropical

Maximum Size: 5cm

Temperament: Peaceful

Diet: Omnivore 

Breeding: Easy

Temperature Range: 21-26℃ (70-79℉)

Preferred pH Range: 5.0 - 7.0

Minimum Aquarium Size: 60cm x 30cm minimum for a pair.

Potential Tankmates: Rasboras, Cardinal Tetras, Corydoras

Care Level: Easy

 

The Electric Blue Ram Cichlid is a man-made variant of the German Blue Ram which is found in Venezuela. They are dwarf cichlids and are cichlids in every sense however, unlike their larger cousins, they lack the aggression often associated with Cichlids which makes them a great species for smaller aquariums with a variety of fish.

The natural habitat consists of a soft sandy substrate and lots of aquatic stem plants. In the home aquarium, it is advised we provide the same to allow these gorgeous little cichlids to sift through the substrate in search of food. An omnivore diet can be provided in the form of live and frozen daphnia, bloodworm and brine shrimp. Additionally, dry foods in flake, pellet and granule form can be offered.

The colour of the Electric Blue Ram has come about by clever selective breeding and although not a natural variant as such, no artificial treatments have been performed. The vivid blue colouring can be found in wild species too. 

Breeding your Electric Blue Ram Cichlid is much the same as other dwarf Cichlid species. Once a pair is formed, they will prepare a solid surface for laying eggs onto. A rock or piece of wood is ideal. Both parents care for the eggs and fry which can prove to be challenging if housed in an aquarium with other fish. A dedicated breeding tank is the best option. 

All our fish are quarantined on arrival for two weeks. During this time, they are treated for any possible diseases and given a complete health check  to make sure they are health, happy and eating well before being placed in our display aquariums, ready for sale.

Dead on Arrival (DOA) Policy: In the unfortunate event that your fish arrives dead, please follow these steps: Within 12 hours of the delivery, take clear, unopened bag pictures showing the deceased fish. Send these photographs and your order number to our customer service email atgetfish@thefishroom.co.nz or to our Facebook page and we will then offer a refund or store credit for the cost of the fish. 

Two-Week Guarantee Policy: We stand behind the health and quality of our fish, which is why we offer a two-week guarantee starting from the day of delivery. If your fish dies within this time frame, adhere to the following procedure: Take clear photos of the deceased fish. Using a reliable test kit, document via a dated photo, water parameters (pH, ammonia, nitrate, nitrite levels). Please email us the photographs, water parameters, and order number togetfish@thefishroom.co.nz or our Facebook page. After reviewing your claim, if approved, we will issue a store credit for the cost of the fish. Our two-week guaranteedoes not cover fish deaths due to unsuitable water conditions, incompatible tank mates or “disasters” i.e. a heater overheating. We recommend thoroughly researching each fish species' needs before introducing them to your aquarium to prevent such situations. 

 Freight Charges: Please note that shipping or freight charges are non-refundable under all circumstances. We hope this guide makes our refund and guarantee process more understandable. If you have any questions or need further clarification, please get in touch with us at getfish@thefishroom.co.nz. We are always happy to assist. Thank you for choosing The Fish Room. Happy fish keeping! 

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Sam Hazeldine
EBC

Great healthy fish look great and well packaged good service

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john Joslin
Wow

Beautiful fish

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pat walsh
Elecrtric Blue Rams

Great looking fish, great price, and still going strong, thanks TFR great service

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Owen Smith

Great looking fish, arrived healthy and are doing well in our community tank.

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Matt Hewett
Electric blue rams

Stunning fish 🐟. I ordered 6 all arrived alive and well ❤️‍🩹. A few weeks on the fish are still doing well.

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