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post #1 of 5 Old 04-02-2011, 03:51 PM Thread Starter
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Several members know this fish and may be interested in the attached video. Most blue rams that are available in stores are tank raised, and many are "artificial" colour variants developed by breeders so they are not the true Mikrogeophagus ramirezi. Many consider the natural wild form to be superior, both for colour/pattern and health--provided of course they are in the necessary very soft, acidic and warm water comparable to their habitat.

Here's a short video of some wild rams from Columbia that arrived this week at Canadian Aquatics, one of my Vancouver importers; Charles Lam, owner, filmed these new arrivals on Friday. For wild fish just arrived, they show remarkable colouration. This pattern of colouration is now only seen on wild fish. Charles has these for sale at $20 for 6, quite a good price for wild rams.


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post #2 of 5 Old 04-02-2011, 10:50 PM
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Angelfish
Clown Loach
Columbian Tetra
Blood Parrot Chilid
Large Pleco
German Blue Ram Male | Female
Ballon Red eye tetra
Weather Loach
Red tail shark
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post #3 of 5 Old 04-02-2011, 10:58 PM
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$20 for six? Unheard of! You have the water, why didn't you go home with any Byron? If I had your water I know I would have! They are beautiful specimens for newly arrived.

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post #4 of 5 Old 04-03-2011, 11:10 PM
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agreed 20 for 6 is crazy cheap I myself would go home with 12 :X

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Angelfish
Clown Loach
Columbian Tetra
Blood Parrot Chilid
Large Pleco
German Blue Ram Male | Female
Ballon Red eye tetra
Weather Loach
Red tail shark
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post #5 of 5 Old 04-04-2011, 01:01 PM Thread Starter
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I have no tank space for these. Three pairs requires some room, and I've no tanks that I want to clog with this fish. I have a couple other dwarf cichlids, and they are trouble enough.

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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]
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