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These are a different species from ITViking's - his are Mikrogeophagus ramirezi (rams, blue rams, German blue rams etc); these are Mikrogeophagus altispinosus (Bolivian ram). Bolivians aren't quite as colourful as German blue rams.
 

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Oh, I understand! Thank you for explaining that! I'll have to look further into these fish, they seem very cool :)
 
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Beautiful fish :) is t just me, or is your ram looking a little pale? @ITViking posted a picture of his ram the other day and the stripes were coming through a lot more distinct - however, I literally know nothing about bolivian rams so if that's how he's supposed to look then completely ignore me :)
I’m not sure, I’ve never kept Bolivian rams before. I know a Dutch ram has way more vivid colors. They seem to be doing okay tho. It’s a couple who don’t like each other :p

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Haha :D hopefully "love grows" in fish as they claim it sometimes does in people haha :D if not, would your LFS be willing to switch one out so you could try for a breeding pair? That would be pretty cool!!!
 
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Haha :D hopefully "love grows" in fish as they claim it sometimes does in people haha :D if not, would your LFS be willing to switch one out so you could try for a breeding pair? That would be pretty cool!!!
I don’t have intentions in breeding these fish, I had a couple of rainbowcichlid (Herotilapia multispinosa) and they bred like rabbits. They didn’t leave the other fish alone and destroyed all my plants. They even bit my hand if I came to close. I gave them away to my lfs.
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they were beautiful tho...
 
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My firemouthcichlids are real models
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I added more loaches, I have between 10 and 15 of them now. Here’s the smallest (1,5inches)
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The inhabitants of this tank are:
yo-yo loach
firemouth cichlid
bolivian ram
red ruby barb
bristlenose pleco
albino bristlenose pleco
polli white upside down catfish
bloodflank tetra (will move)
siamese algae eater
red rimmed melania
 
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Yeah, it grows or it doesn't, it's a bit 50/50 in my experience, i'm still in search for some primrose-willow.

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Yo-yo loach
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red ruby barb
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Bolivian ram
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I really need to clean my windows :(
 

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