Scientific Name: Microgeophagus ramirezi
Ease of Care: Easy
Approximate Arrival Size: 1 to 2 inches
Approximate Full Size: 3 inches
Native Region: South America
Originally from South America, the German Blue Ram is one of the more colorful dwarf cichlids. The back half of the body is a light blue while the front has red and yellow with a black vertical stripe through the eye. 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 red coloration when preparing to spawn. The German Blue Ram is beautiful with smaller, sculpted fins.