Wild caught mikrogeophagus ramirezi

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Just got my wild caught blue rams yesterday, got 2 young pairs but one didn't make it overnight :( hopefully i can get a get a confirmed pair. I'm using peat filtered tap water to get the water params right.

pH- 5.6
GH- 3
KH- <1
TDS- 240ppm
Temp- 84°f

Would like to bring the TDS down to 125ppm when it comes time to breed so I'll have to mix with some RO water





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jmunroe replied the topic: Wild caught mikrogeophagus ramirezi

That's cool. I love rams. One of my fav cichlids. I just got a wild caught baby Oscar today, seems healthy gonna start a thread with some pics tomorrow, if he makes it through the night.

Go do a water change - the solution to pollution is dilution.
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Keep up w/ the water changes using that peat water & watch that color come out. Try Tetra color bits & see if they take.

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robham7770 replied the topic: Wild caught mikrogeophagus ramirezi

Nice pick up Ken, I love these fish. I thought I had a pair, but since I moved them nothing. Keep the updates coming and best of luck.
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Ne of my favorite smaller fish.


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ehall67 replied the topic: Wild caught mikrogeophagus ramirezi

awesome Ken!!! glad you got em there!!

and what attention to the tank water you are a true hobbyist! great job!

where did you get you TDS tester?

I think rock got his on amazon

cant wait to see them color up!!!

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JasonR replied the topic: Wild caught mikrogeophagus ramirezi

Very cool Ken! Sucks about the loss man. Look forward to this project man keep us updated
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Big-Ken wrote: Just got my wild caught blue rams yesterday, got 2 young pairs but one didn't make it overnight :( hopefully i can get a get a confirmed pair. I'm using peat filtered tap water to get the water params right.

pH- 5.6
GH- 3
KH- <1
TDS- 240ppm
Temp- 84°f

Would like to bring the TDS down to 125ppm when it comes time to breed so I'll have to mix with some RO water


Would bottled distilled water work just as well as RO water?

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I think rock got his on amazon


the one that I am using to check for TDS differences. I am less concerned about the actual TDS value. It comes in handy when I quarantine fish and use salt as part of the quarantine process.

www.amazon.com/HM-Digital-TDS-EZ-Measurement-Resolution/dp/B002C0A7ZY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1376322027&sr=8-1&keywords=TDS
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tehmole replied the topic: Wild caught mikrogeophagus ramirezi

that's pretty awesome ken .. i am looking into turning my 20 Long into a German Ram pair .. but heard they are very sensitive to water conditions ... i don't have a peat filter to bring down the Ph ... can i use almond leafs and driftwood?
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Darth Nandopsis wrote: Keep up w/ the water changes using that peat water & watch that color come out. Try Tetra color bits & see if they take.

Right now they at eating frozen brine but i plan to try and work color bits and flake into there diet

robham7770 wrote: Nice pick up Ken, I love these fish. I thought I had a pair, but since I moved them nothing. Keep the updates coming and best of luck.

Try doing more frequent large water changes with slightly cooler water and feed some frozen blood worms right after or even better live black worms/mosquito larva

bassetman wrote: Ne of my favorite smaller fish.

I really fell in love with my Bolivian rams so i was hoping these guys had that same personality and so far they haven't disappointed

ehall67 wrote: awesome Ken!!! glad you got em there!!

and what attention to the tank water you are a true hobbyist! great job!

where did you get you TDS tester?

I think rock got his on amazon

cant wait to see them color up!!!

I got mine on Ebay for $8, I don't know how accurate it is but I'm going to check it against a buddies expensive Hanna meter. I can't wait either, there color is already starting to show but my camera can't pick it up

Rocksor wrote: Would bottled distilled water work just as well as RO water?

Ya RO and distilled are pretty much the same, I think distilled Is more pure. That would get a little expensive and since I'm starting to dabble more in the blackwater and extreme blackwater fish it is a good investment

tehmole wrote: that's pretty awesome ken .. i am looking into turning my 20 Long into a German Ram pair .. but heard they are very sensitive to water conditions ... i don't have a peat filter to bring down the Ph ... can i use almond leafs and driftwood?

Ya they can be sensitive to water conditions but you should be able to do tank raised blue rams with some driftwood and almond leaves just step up there water changes and preferably age your water 24 hours. Since mine are wild caught they are even more touchy than normal that's why I'm using a peat system
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