04-02-2011, 03:51 PM
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wild blue rams
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.