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Old 02-15-2012, 09:52 PM   #1
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Question about german blue rams

Are these the same fish???
Papilochromis ramirezi (found on live aquaria.com)
Microgeophagus ramirezi (found on pet solutions)

What is the difference? They both are called German blue rams
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ive always seen rams referred to as Microgeophagus ramirezi, but they look like the same fish on live aquaria to me
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Same exact fish, but Microgeophagus is the new genus and Papilochromis is the old genus. You may also see them called Mikrogeophagus ramirezi because some clowns in Europe thought it looked better with a "k". Microgeophagus is the correct genus however.
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thanks guys!!! I am placing my order now!!! can't wait!!
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Same exact fish, but Microgeophagus is the new genus and Papilochromis is the old genus. You may also see them called Mikrogeophagus ramirezi because some clowns in Europe thought it looked better with a "k". Microgeophagus is the correct genus however.
thank you, im going to call you MR. Ram from now on
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HA! Soon I might be starting up with breeding them again and offering individual fish, pairs, etc. We'll see how it goes though.
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HA! Soon I might be starting up with breeding them again and offering individual fish, pairs, etc. We'll see how it goes though.
nice! ive always wanted to but don't have the ample space and number of tanks, the 2 females i have now are a pain enough to keep happy
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HA! Soon I might be starting up with breeding them again and offering individual fish, pairs, etc. We'll see how it goes though.
I'd hurt someone you dislike if you can get me a mated Bolivian pair.

German blues are awesome- your stock sounds awesome (in other thread). Please take pics
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My fish came in... Can you tell if I got a girl and a boy? I know one is definitely bigger than the other
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They are pretty tough to sex. Get them in the tank and acclimated for a couple weeks then retake a couple good pictures.

Even if they are one make and one female, they might not pair.
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