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Scientific Name: Mikrogeophagus ramirezi
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Pronunciation: m
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Common Name(s): Ram
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Geo. Origin: Orinoco River basin, in the llanos of Venezuela and Colombia
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Habitat: Shallow sandy or muddy bottoms with some vegetation
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Diet: Omnivore
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Gender Differences: Dimorphic
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Breeding: Substrate Spawner
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Temperament: Peaceful
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Conspecific Temperament: Mildly Aggressive
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Maximum Size: 3"
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Temperature: 84°F
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pH: < 6
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Water Hardness: Very Soft
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Difficulty: 4


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Comments:
Though readily available in local fish stores from breeders in SE Asia, this fish has not fared well in many aquarists tanks. Water conditions outlined above should be heeded, if the goal is to give ramirezi the chance to thrive.
 
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