Scientific Name: Microgeophagus ramirezi
Ease of Care: Moderate
Approximate Arrival Size: 1 to 2 inches
Approximate Full Size: 3 to 4 inches
Native Region: South America
Temperament: Semi Aggressive
Originally from South America, the Electric Blue Ram is one of the more colorful dwarf cichlids. This particular variety has been bred for its blue coloring, and colors up very well as the fish matures. There is also a black color to the first few rays of the dorsal fin. The male will usually have more color and the second ray of the dorsal fin is extended. Females will develop a more intense coloration when preparing to spawn.