Caring for Blue Ram Cichlids

Blue Ram Cichlids, also known as Mikrogeophagus Ramirezi, are a popular freshwater fish species known for their bright colors and peaceful nature. They are native to the Orinoco River basin in South America. Care for Blue Ram Cichlids involves providing them with a suitable tank setup, appropriate water conditions, and a balanced diet.

Tank Setup:

  • Blue Ram Cichlids should be kept in a tank that is at least 75 Litres (20 gallons) in size.
  • They prefer a heavily planted tank with plenty of hiding places and open swimming areas.
  • A fine-grained substrate, such as sand or small gravel, should be used to mimic their natural habitat.

Water Conditions:

  • Blue Ram Cichlids prefer a pH level of 6.0-7.5 and a water temperature of 27-30c (80-86F).
  • They prefer soft water with a low to moderate water hardness.
  • Regular water changes should be performed to keep the water clean and free of harmful toxins.


  • Blue Ram Cichlids are omnivorous and will eat a variety of food such as flakes, pellets, frozen, and live food.
  • Feed them small quantities several times a day to avoid overfeeding.

Blue Ram Cichlids are relatively hardy and easy to care for, making them a great choice for beginner aquarists. They are also a peaceful species and can be kept with other peaceful fish species such as Guppies, Neon Tetras, and Corydoras Catfish.

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