Black Ram (Mikrogeophagus ramirezi ‘black’)


A recently developed, beautiful line bred variant of the popular dwarf cichlid, the Black Ram is a small, peaceful cichlid ideal for most community aquariums. With their high contrast black body coloration with iridescent blue highlights, they make an impressive display fish in a planted or aquascaped aquarium and will get along well with most tankmates. In the aquarium, Black Rams can be sensitive to fluctuating water quality and will do best in slightly soft water with frequent partial water changes. Like most cichlids they may fight among themselves for territory so a medium sized aquarium with plenty of cover and shelter is best to keep a group.



Black Ram (Mikrogeophagus ramirezi ‘black’)

Origin: Aquacultured Asia
Diet: Omnivore and micropredator, will accept most frozen and prepared diets in the aquarium
Adult Size: 2″
Recommended Tank Size: 12 gallons

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.8
Temp:                     76 – 82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm