Originally Posted by colematthewmalaka
I have five ramirez dwarfs in my 30 gallon set up one male and five females, i read that as males get older they will form a harem of females and will breed with all of them.
1 + 5 = 5? Do you have 5 total or 6 total? Either way, I don't advise this setup.
Microgeophagus ramirezi aren't harem spawners as I already mentioned. This is one of the reasons they were removed from the genus "Apistogramma" into a new genus "Microgeophagus". Another dissimilarity from apistos is that rams tend to dig in pits to lay eggs or lay on flat surfaces, whereas apistos spawn on roofs of caves.