German Blue Ram Cichlid|Documentry|Care Guide|Diet and Tank setup

German Blue Ram Cichlid|Documentry|Care Guide|Diet and Tank setup


Hello and Welcome to another fish review from
WhatDaaFish. So In today’s video we will review german
blue ram cichlid. This is a fish small in size but has a big
personality! It’s a beautiful and exciting fish and it
was discovered in Colombia and Venezuela in 1940. It is a small fish and has uniquely shaped
fins, and its stop and go swimming style and curiosity level in the tank. Is an experience to behold. Lets look at its care chart, blue ram cichlid
is suited for intermediate hobbyists with some experience of fish keeping. Temperament wise it is a very peaceful fish
and has a mixture of yellow blue and white. It has a life span of three to four years
and its grows upto 3 inches in size. It is an omnivore and eats both plant and
meat based food and belongs to the cichlid family. Minimum tank sized required for this fish
is 10 gallons per fish and the tank setup should be fresh water with plants and moderately
lit. In the wild it lives in under water vegetation
and has moderate lighting. As far as compatibility is concerned you need
to select peaceful tank mates lilke neon tetras and guppies. It is an extremely colour full fish and can
sometimes give of green shade. It has a black dot in the center and when
its young it can have stripes like the convict cichlid and fades away when it grows up. Males are bigger in size then females. Every fish has a defense mechanism in the
wild blue ram cichlid uses its colours, fins and barbs on its side to do so. This fish can grow to 3 inches, and the reason
it is for intermediate hobbyists is because you have to really take care of its water
parameters. Its temperature should be between 78-85 F,
PH 6.5 to 7 and water hardness should be between 6 -14 dgh. Its tank should have drift wood, stones and
tall vegetation which can provide good cover to make it feel secure. Provide open swimming spaces as well as we
have done in our tank so it can choose either depending on its environment. Make sure you have a 1:1 ratio of males and
females. If you keep more of either sex it can disturb
the peaceful environment of the tank as this is a territorial fish, so the ratio should
be the same of males and females. It requires a weekly water change as it very
sensitive to its water parameters and does tolerate any elevated levels specially nitrates,
also make sure when you do a water change the water coming in should have the same temperature
as the tank. Its common diseases can be itch and TB, yes
it’s the same tuberculosis that humans have. If you see any ulsers on its face, wear a
mask and gloves and shift it to a quarantine tank immediately and use anti bacterial medicines
to treat it. Being an omvivore it eats mosquito larves
pretty well so if you have a mosquito problem in your pond or home introduce this fish. When you bring a new blue ram cichlid home
it may not eat for a while but that’s normal, after a while youll see it swimming around
in search of food, then you can feed it blood worms and other plant based products. So do you like the blue ram cichlid? We have three blue ram cichlids in our gallery
and well update you on that in the coming days. Please do comment in the comment section below
and tell us how we can improve our videos. If you have a question related to blue ram
cichlids get in touch on facebook where you can also share your fish and tanks and we
can review them on this channel. I ll see you in the next video till then take
care bubye.

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