Electric Blue Balloon Ram

Electric Blue Balloon Ram

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Electric Blue Balloon Ram (Papiliochromis ramirezi)


Transform your aquarium with the captivating beauty of the Electric Blue Balloon Ram (Papiliochromis ramirezi). Known for its striking coloration and unique balloon-like shape, this variant of the popular Ram cichlid adds a whimsical and charming touch to any aquascape. Perfect for aquarists seeking a visually stunning centerpiece fish with a peaceful demeanor.

Key Features:

  • Scientific Name: Papiliochromis ramirezi
  • Common Names: Electric Blue Balloon Ram, Balloon Ram
  • Size: Up to 2.5 inches (6.5 cm)
  • Lifespan: 2-4 years
  • Coloration: Bright electric blue body with a distinctive balloon-shaped appearance

Habitat and Care:

  • Tank Size: Minimum 20 gallons, ideally larger for a pair
  • Water Parameters:
    • Temperature: 78-85°F (25-29°C)
    • pH: 6.0-7.5
    • Water Hardness: Soft to moderately hard
  • Diet: Omnivorous; high-quality flake or pellet food supplemented with live or frozen brine shrimp, bloodworms, and daphnia
  • Behavior: Peaceful and territorial; suitable for community tanks with other small, peaceful species
  • Substrate: Fine sand or smooth gravel
  • Plants and Decor: Provide plenty of plants, rocks, and caves for hiding spots; create open swimming areas


  • Eye-Catching Appearance: The Electric Blue Balloon Ram's vibrant color and unique balloon-shaped body make it a standout in any aquarium.
  • Peaceful Temperament: Known for its calm nature, it coexists well with similarly sized and peaceful tank mates.
  • Suitable for Small Tanks: Despite its striking appearance, it thrives in smaller tanks suitable for community setups.

Ideal Tank Mates:

  • Small, peaceful fish such as Tetras, Rasboras, and Corydoras Catfish
  • Avoid large or aggressive fish that may intimidate or outcompete the Balloon Rams

Important Notes:

  • Water Quality: Maintain stable parameters and perform regular water changes to ensure their health and well-being.
  • Social Behavior: Balloon Rams may pair up and become territorial during breeding; provide adequate space and hiding spots.
  • Diet Variation: Offer a variety of foods to promote their health and enhance their coloration.

Why Choose Our Fish?

Our Electric Blue Balloon Rams are carefully selected for their health and vibrant colors, sourced from reputable breeders. Whether you're a novice or an experienced aquarist, these charming cichlids will add elegance and personality to your aquarium.

Add the enchanting Electric Blue Balloon Ram to your freshwater setup today and enjoy its mesmerizing presence and vibrant colors!