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post #1 of 3 Old 11-23-2012, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
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What is this blue fish?

My LPS has had these guys for about two months, apparently a local guy has turned em from salt water to freshwater? They are absolutely beautiful, and change colors as you watch them..
Ive already bought them..>.<
It was a black friday deal!!
Some guy came in and bought like thirty of them, and these guys were the last two, so i snagged em.
But I have no idea what their even called!
My guy at the lps said they were converted locally, so they are already used to our soft water.

Anyone know?

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Are they a type of ram? maybe german or electric blue?
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post #3 of 3 Old 11-25-2012, 06:14 PM
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Those are what is being called "Electric Blue Ram" which is apparently related to the common Blue Ram, Mikrogeophagus ramirezi. How this unusually bright blue was achieved is a matter of some discussion; many feel such bright metallic colouration cannot be achieved through selective breeding, which opens up the door of disreputable practices. I've no idea.

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