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LyzzaRyzz 11-23-2012 03:08 PM

What is this blue fish?
 
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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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IMG 8073 - YouTube


Are they a type of ram? maybe german or electric blue?

VerdantGrotto 11-23-2012 10:45 PM

NM

Byron 11-25-2012 07:14 PM

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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