What is this blue fish? - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 11-23-2012, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
LyzzaRyzz's Avatar
 
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?

IMG 8070 - YouTube
IMG 8073 - YouTube


Are they a type of ram? maybe german or electric blue?
Attached Images
File Type: jpg blue fish 2.jpg (60.5 KB, 44 views)
File Type: jpg blue fish.jpg (52.3 KB, 43 views)

Lyzz.RI.23
RIP Lilly May, our 13 y/o beagle, taken from us 6.8.12

Main tank:50 gal/betta/Guppies/Cories/BNandRNPleco
15 gallon/endlers/least killifish/otos/ADF
45 gal: wintering goldfish
Fry Tank:10gal/Tonso'babies, all ages
2.5:Algeafarm
Poodle Mix.Tomcat.Rats!
*New cattle dog pups! *

Also, check out my journal!
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/j...journal-88547/

Last edited by LyzzaRyzz; 11-23-2012 at 02:20 PM.
LyzzaRyzz is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 Old 11-23-2012, 09:45 PM
NM

Last edited by VerdantGrotto; 11-23-2012 at 09:48 PM.
VerdantGrotto is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 11-25-2012, 06:14 PM
Member
 
Byron's Avatar
 
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.

Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada

The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
Byron is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Blue Rainbow fish pitcairnpete Tropical Fish Diseases 3 03-04-2012 01:45 PM
blue fish gone red trina Tropical Fish Diseases 3 03-12-2008 08:14 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome