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lucklein 11-23-2012 12:18 PM

Blue Ram a.k.a. German Blue Ram?
 
I was looking through my LFS fish list and noticed that he is selling both Papillochromis Ramirezi and German Blue Ram.
I looked these up online and it looks to me like they are the same thing. The sites I looked at basically interchange the names Blue Ram, German Blue Ram, Butterfly Cichlid, and Golden Ram. Now I am confused. Are they different fish or the same fish? What am I missing here? Thanks in advance for your help.

AndrewM21 11-23-2012 11:55 PM

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Originally Posted by lucklein (Post 1322603)
I was looking through my LFS fish list and noticed that he is selling both Papillochromis Ramirezi and German Blue Ram.
I looked these up online and it looks to me like they are the same thing. The sites I looked at basically interchange the names Blue Ram, German Blue Ram, Butterfly Cichlid, and Golden Ram. Now I am confused. Are they different fish or the same fish? What am I missing here? Thanks in advance for your help.

The Papiliochromis Ramirezi is the German Blue Ram. They have multiple scientific names, you can click on the shaded name and view the ones that are currently in it's profile.

To answer the question, they are the same fish.

lucklein 11-24-2012 12:22 AM

Thanks, that was what I thought. Interesting that he is charging different prices for them though, - that's why I wanted to get some other opinions. The "German Blue Ram" is $2.00 more than the "other one". ha.

Byron 11-28-2012 03:07 PM

As Andrew said, these are actually all the same species--which by the way is now scientifically named Mikrogeophagus ramirezi as it explains in the profile. The info on requirements, care, etc in the profile apply to any of the variants. Click the shaded name for the profile.

Byron.


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