German Blue Ram

German Blue Ram

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German Blue Ram (Papiliochromis ramirezi)


Elevate your freshwater aquarium with the exquisite beauty of the German Blue Ram (Papiliochromis ramirezi). Renowned for its vibrant colors and peaceful demeanor, this cichlid species is a popular choice among aquarists. With its striking appearance and relatively small size, the German Blue Ram brings a touch of elegance and charm to any community tank.

Key Features:

  • Scientific Name: Papiliochromis ramirezi
  • Common Names: German Blue Ram, Blue Ram
  • Size: Up to 2.5 inches (6.5 cm)
  • Lifespan: 2-4 years
  • Coloration: Electric blue body with yellow accents; variations may include gold, pink, or albino color morphs

Habitat and Care:

  • Tank Size: Minimum 20 gallons, preferably 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: Plenty of plants, rocks, and caves for hiding spots; ensure open swimming areas


  • Colorful Display: The vibrant blue and yellow coloration of the German Blue Ram adds a striking contrast to planted aquariums.
  • Peaceful Temperament: Known for its calm nature, making it suitable for community tanks with similar-sized fish.
  • Breeding Potential: With proper care and conditions, German Blue Rams may spawn and exhibit parental care.

Ideal Tank Mates:

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

Important Notes:

  • Water Quality: Maintain stable parameters and perform regular water changes to ensure their health and well-being.
  • Social Behavior: German Blue Rams thrive in pairs or small groups but may become territorial during breeding.
  • Diet Variation: Offer a variety of foods to promote their health and enhance their coloration.

Why Choose Our Fish?

Our German Blue Rams are sourced from reputable breeders, ensuring you receive healthy specimens. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced aquarist, these stunning cichlids will bring elegance and peaceful interaction to your aquarium.

Add the beauty and grace of German Blue Rams to your freshwater setup today and enjoy their captivating presence and vibrant colors!

These are some of the most beautiful fish out there and can stay with a number of different fish such as Angelfish or Discus.

Size is around 1.25" - 1.75 inches.

  • 4
    German Blue Ram

    Posted by Sean Dawson on 9th May 2023

    Fish were received in nice packaging and alive. I wish I would have been able to review actual specimens. I received two males, one lightly colored and not as vibrant as I've seen or use to own. The other, barely any color. Looks more like a wild caught GBR. Would have liked a male and female, not two males, but that is on me. Happy and healthy in their new homes.

  • 5
    German Blue Ram

    Posted by Karri on 24th Apr 2020

    This is my first time ordering from Pet Zone and I couldn't be happier - the fish were really healthy and the packaging was phenomenal - will definitely order from again!

  • 5
    Great quality fish

    Posted by Duque on 4th Apr 2013

    My Electric Blue Rams made it on the red-eye flight across the country without any problems. The package was a little bit cool (Heat packs never work so well) and fish were a bit dazed, but I acclimated them in a dark tank with natural sunlight. Everything was fine.

    Upon opening the package, I was impressed by the size and quality of the fish. They're simply great. ...nice medium size, vigorous, and their color returned rather quickly.

    Although the shipping is a little bit expensive, I highly recommend giving Petzone San Diego a try for your next fish purchase.