04-27-2012, 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Byron
Mikrogeophagus ramirezi, the common blue ram, is highly sensitive to water parameters and conditions. Wild caught fish would need the soft acidic water, but tank-raised rams seem to need conditions/parameters equal to the water in which they were bred, so if you can match the breeder's water, it is worth a try.
The warmth is still an important aspect though, this fish will not last below 82F which is too warm for many other tropicals we keep, including angelfish if they are commercially bred, so consider that before you buy them.
On the angelfish, how many do you have, and what size tank? And how large/old are the fish? There may be a way around this.
I now have 3 Angels that I have had for about 4 months. I would say they are about 2-3 inches tall at this point (body only). They are currently in a 55 gallon tank.
Any advice is more than welcome :)