The German Black Ram Cichlid is a very new and very rare variant of its species. This particular variant is known for the much higher amount of black coloration that is displayed in both males and females. The German Black Ram Cichlid will thrive in an aquarium with a sandy substrate and plenty of refuge such as clay pots, driftwood, and rock formations. It is an excellent candidate for the planted aquarium, but it also needs a fair amount of open space. This cichlid is generally compatible with other peaceful fish as long as it has plenty of space. Territoriality is typically at its peak during spawning. Dwarf shrimp and other small, delicate invertebrates should not be kept with the German Black Ram Cichlid, but more durable, larger shrimp and snails could possibly make good tankmates in a large enough aquarium. If spawning is desired, tankmates of other species should be kept to a minimum or avoided altogether.


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  Scientific Name Common NameSizeTemperament
Mikrogeophagus ramirezi
German Black Ram40mm. Peaceful
 Water Temperature Water pH Tank Size Diet
 26° - 30° C  6.0 - 7.5 80 litresCarnivore